Fifth annual Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball raises $20,000 for the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program


Last month, the fifth annual Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball was held, and it took place at the Grand Park Events Center for the first time. Approximately 500 people attended. More than $20,000 was raised for the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program.

The fundraiser ended the three-day celebration of the new Grand Park Events Center, and for the first time raised money for the county’s youth assistance program instead of Westfield’s.

“This year’s ball was a huge success,” Cook stated in a press release sent to Current. “The city was proud to show off the new Grand Park Events Center, and it was a perfect venue for this large gala event.”

At the event, there were speakers, IndyCar veteran and Speedway Indoor Karting owner Sarah Fisher and video testimonials.

YAP was developed in 2009 as a pilot program for Westfield. It has since expanded to incorporate all of Hamilton County. Mayors from surrounding cities were invited to the event.

“We are ecstatic about this large contribution to YAP from the Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball this year,” stated Tricia Akers, director of the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program. “This generous donation will help so many deserving kids and families throughout Hamilton County.”

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