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13th Annual John R. Blossman YMCA Humanitarian Award & Charity Banquet
Join us for a fun-filled and heartwarming evening as we celebrate our 2022 John R. Blossman YMCA Humanitarian Award winner, Ray Wesson, Jr. at Beau Rivage Casino and Resort on November 17, 2022. Cocktails begin at 5:30 PM, and the program begins at 6:30 PM. Bid on silent auction items and commemorate the event with our Selfie 360 station.
Ray is a native of Ocean Springs and has lived and worked across the Mississippi Gulf Coast for his entire life. For 30 years, he has been engaged in community service while mainly working behind the scenes in helping and serving others in nearly every Gulf Coast community. He exemplifies John R. Blossman’s legacy of putting his fellow man first. All who knew John felt his deep love for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Much of his life was spent in service to organizations that positively impacted the lives of others, and Ray Wesson carries on that tradition of service.
Our YMCA, like John and Ray, is dedicated to serving children and families across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2022, more families are struggling to make ends meet as gas and food prices continue to rise.
We need your support now more than ever to ensure that all can benefit from the Y. We invite you to review the sponsorship opportunities for our John R. Blossman YMCA Humanitarian Award & Charity Banquet and join us for a special evening honoring Ray and our YMCA.
Your support enables our Y to continue its commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, improving community health and wellbeing and supporting our neighbors in need.
Please feel free to email Erica Hurely at ehurley@mgcYMCA or Jara Miller at jmiller@mgcYMCA.org or call them at 228.875.5050 for more information and to secure your sponsorship of this event.
On behalf of the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA, we thank you for your consideration. The Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA is a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit. organization Your sponsorship makes a difference across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Children, families, and adults benefit from the Y’s Open Doors Scholarship Program.
With your help, children learn how to be safe around water through Safety Around Water education and swim lessons. Preschoolers are prepared to enter kindergarten successfully. School-age youth develop positive character and receive educational support. Teens and young adults gain employment skills. Individuals with chronic health diseases like Parkinson’s and high blood pressure improve their health. Families and community members are connected, creating a more positive and supportive community. People of all ages and life stages are empowered to live healthier lives.