YMCA Park South Welcomes Brandon Carr as Keynote Speaker
On February 10th, the Park South YMCA celebrated the kick-off of its annual campaign in grand style with Brandon Carr – Cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys as its keynote speaker.
The Park South YMCA serves a community where the average annual income for a family of five is $39,000. Every year the YMCA raises funds, so they do not have to turn individuals or families away for an inability to pay. Park South offers health and wellness activities and classes, an on-site early childhood learning center, school age afterschool care, teen leadership programs, and various swim lessons and aquatics programs. Park South serves a diverse community that sometimes has to rely on the generosity of donors in order to participate at the Y.
Brandon Carr as the Keynote for the Annual Campaign Luncheon was just the boost this YMCA needed to reach its $120,000 goal. With more than 120 people in this invite-only event, Mr. Carr captivated the room with his personal stories of triumph, while inspiring all in the room to give and support. After the event, Mr. Carr was gracious enough to sign autographs, take photos, and spent some time speaking with luncheon guests one on one about the ways they could help support the Park South YMCA. Mr. Carr’s philanthropic spirit was contagious as the luncheon attendees donated $32,000 to kick the campaign off right!
His involvement in this event marked the continuation of a relationship that was established in 2015 when the Carr Cares Foundation provided groceries for a full meal to over 300 families during the Thanksgiving holidays.