Pub crawl to help YMCA campaign

After a successful “crawl” last year, the second annual Crawl for A Cause is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 23.

Crawl for A Cause is a pub crawl for participants 21 years or older with all proceeds going to benefit the Wapakoneta Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign.

According to event organizer Melanie Schnippel, she and her mother Judy Dubois have worked on the Annual Support Campaign for many years and the benefits are clearly seen.

“My mom and I see the benefits of the program and were brainstorming on new and fun ways to raise money,” Schnippel said.

The final count of funds raised during the first pub crawl was tallied at $1,266 for the Annual Support Campaign, and event organizers hope to have another successful weekend.

The Annual Support Campaign works to support the Y by funding members who need assistance paying for the Y’s membership fees.

“The YMCA is a tremendous asset to so many in the community. They offer memberships to all individuals regardless of income,” she said. “While all members pay something the assistance the Y provides can mean the difference in a child being home alone after school or being in a caring environment with snacks, homework help and swimming.”

For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.