It all began with a diving show by the YMCA Marlins -- to start off the Gala at the YMCA to celebrate the founding of the Y one hundred years ago!
The Gala Committee, pictured above, did a masterful job of transforming the YMCA’s Olympic pool into an elegant dining area, as seen below.
First Selectman Peter Tesei joined in the fun…as did so many others!
A high point of the Gala was the presentation of the YMCA Impact Award to Para-athlete Amy Dixon, pictured above with YMCA President and CEO Bob DeAngelo and Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Chairman of the YMCA Board Sandy Waters and her husband Steve were elegant additions to the party and enjoyed watching Bob DeAngelo and Terry Betteridge, seen below, preparing for the winning of the “Take a Chance” drawing won by a jubilant Caesar Ruiz.
Photos courtesy of John Ferris Robben and Kristin Burke Hynes