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28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 26 - October 2, 1997 Sussex Family YMCA kicks off Campaign for Kids fundraiser Oriole hall-of-famer Robinson to speak at Century The Sussex Family YMCA kicked off its 1997 Campaign for Kids on Wednesday, Sept. 17, the annual fundraising effort which culminates in the Century Club dinner, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 18. This year's guest dinner speaker will be Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. Robinson retired in 1977, but over the course of his 23-year ca- reer, he earned the following dis- tinctions: the American League's Most Valuable Player, All Star Game Most Valuable Player, World Series Most Valuable Play- er and Outstanding National Ath- lete of the Year. He also won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, the Roberto Clemente Award, and he was the first player elected into the Orioles Hall of Fame before being elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1983. The YMCA Campaign for Kids recognizes the immense potential of young people and gives the community an opportunity to play a part in their promising future. The Y has been the largest provider of child care in the state for the past decade, offering a safe, nurturing environment to all types of families. Statewide, the summer camps host more than 5,000 children each year and more children learn to swim in YMCA pools than any other place in Club dinner Delaware. With a focus on character devel- opment, conflict resolution, deci- sion-making and alcohol/drug abuse prevention, the Y' youth programs provide models of posi- tive life skills and help prepare children for the future. Many families of children who could benefit most from the YMCA programs are unable to afford membership, so the Campaign for Kids can make a difference. Every dollar raised during the campaign will go toward providing opportu- nities for kids and families to join YMCA activities. A gift of $1,000 would provide a whole year of after school care for a child, while $500 would sponsor a full membership for an entire family on a Y scholarship. A gift of $125 provides the oppor- tunity for kids to participate in many youth sports leagues throughout the year, with a $75 gift giving a week of summer camp to a child. The levels of contributing mem- bership include benefactor, $1,000 or more; sponsor, $500 to $599; patron, $250 to $499; Cen- tury Club, $125 to $249; investor, $75 to $124, and friend, up to $74. All those who contribute in the Century Club range will be invit- ed to attend the 6 p.m. private re- ception with Brooks Robinson on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Crab- Among those who benefit from donations to the campaign is Michael Johnson (left), being helped in the Y fitness center by staffer Scott Nichols. The campaign culminates in the Centu- ry Club Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Births Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware Darwin and Laura Manges, Millsboro, Sept. 3, daughter. Kevin Betts Sr. and Delores Downes, Milton, Sept. 6, daugh- ter. David Brady and Christine Houser, Georgetown, Sept. 6, daughter. Mario and Maria Ramirez, Georgetown, Sept. 7, son. Edelmira Valaquez, George- town, Sept. 8, son. Tenesha Duffy, Rehoboth Beach, Sept. 8, daughter. Richard and Karl Paquette, Mil- ford, Sept. 8, son. Keith Hogan and Barbara Herb- ster, Rehoboth Beach, Sept. 9, daughter. Tracy Jones, Lewes, Sept. 10, son. Dave Martin and Annie Besche- Martin, Georgetown, Sept. 10, son. Brian and Michelle Loughlin, Bethany Beach, Sept. 12, daugh- ter. Randy and Holly Snowden, Lewes, Sept. 13, son. ber's Cove, Ruddertowne, Dewey Beach. (Century Club members may bring one guest at $30 addi- tional.) At 7 p.m., the festivities will move upstairs to the BayCen- ter for a buffet dinner, with Robin- son as guest speaker, which will be open to the public. Businesses can sponsor a table at $500 and receive four passes to the private reception, as well as have their table noted with the company's name and have the op- portunity to purchase the remain- ing six seats at that table for $30. A contribution of $250 entitles the business to two passes for the re- ception in addition to the dinner, while $750 gets six invitations to Jim Rasa is the chairman of the Sussex Family YMCA's Campaign for Kids, which kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 17 both events and $1,000 gets eight mwtatmns. In an effort to garner support within the Cape Region business community for the Sussex Family YMCA's Campaign for Kids, a Business Wine and Cheese Re- ception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Sea Grille restaurant, atop the Hen- lopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP the Y at 227-8018. Businesses can also take out ad- vertising in the dinner program, with quarter page ads, $175, enti- tling the business to one dinner- only reservation; a half-page ad; $250, brings two dinner only reservations; while a full page ad, $350, entitles the business to three dinner-only reservations. The ad- vertising deadline is Oct. 25. For more information on the dinner, i i N comt+m'rv RllMOIIIL ADUISORS, LLO. FailSemester Financial Seminars Tuesday, Oct. 7th 6-9 PM Woman and Investing Tuesday Oct. 21st 6-9 PM Financial Independence for Small Business owners All three seminars will be held at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Fee: $25 per seminar which covers the cost of dinner which will be provided. For information or reservations please Call Alex Yearly at Community Pride Financial Advisors 302-227-2939 Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association 1997 Annual Conference September 24th - September 27th Father Masterson of Saint Anne's - 40th Celebration September 28th Grand Lodge of Delaware September 30th & October 1 st MS Society Bike to the Bay October 4th & 5th