September 22, 2012 (San Diego) -- On Saturday, September 29, hundreds of East County residents will shine their belt buckles and don their best pair of jeans for East County Family YMCA’s annual fundraiser called The Branding. The event, now in its 19th year, will be held in a western setting at McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego.
Since The Branding’s inception, thanks to the generosity of community members, sponsors, donors, and dedicated volunteers, The Branding has raised more than $1.5 million.
Attendees will enjoy gourmet food and dessert provided by Sycuan Casino, hosted wine and beer, live music and dancing under the stars. Theme entertainment and games, live and silent auctions, and a grand prize drawing round out the night’s offerings. New this year will be appetizer stations provided by some of San Diego’s finest restaurants like The Palm Restaurant and local Craft Brews will provide guests with exclusive microwbrew tasting.
Individual tickets are $175. Tables of 10 are available for $1,500 to $2,500. Event sponsors are also needed. The funds raised from The Branding event will make more resources available for programs that continue to build strong kids, families and communities throughout East County. This includes the East County YMCA’s child care sites, more than 80 specialty day camps, swim lessons, a variety of teen leadership programs, youth sports, and family programs and events.
To sponsor or purchase tickets for The Branding, please contact Laura Merritt, Director of Marketing and Events, East County Family YMCA at (619) 464-9622 ext. 8125 or visit http://eastcounty.ymca.org.