11th annual CLC YMCA Sanford Open and Auction

Save the dates: Sept. 15-16
Posted:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

The CLC YMCA has announced that the 11th annual Sanford Open and Auction is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Members of the community are welcome to attend the event, this year with a French-inspired theme. Details will be forthcoming.

The Sanford Open was created in 2006 as a tribute to the late Bob Ehrenfeld, who along with his wife Betta, hosted a tennis tournament fundraiser called the Ehrenfeld Open, on their waterfront property. The Ehrenfeld family gave generously to the Y, particularly the tennis program. Carl and Dru Sanford were inspired to continue the legacy, while giving back to an organization that does so much for this community.

Proceeds from the event have supported tennis projects and programs, as well as the Y’s mission-based programs, including: scholarships; affordable tennis programs; free tennis for approximately 250 students from Great Salt Bay Community School; free tennis and PE classes for fifth and sixth graders from Nobleboro Central School; free family tennis; tennis for daycare attendees; tennis for Coastal Kids; free family cardio tennis; and the Y’s Stay and Play program, providing a healthy snack, lunch, creative art projects and tennis for youth and their families.

This year’s events include Friday night triples and Saturday social tennis tournament, followed by an evening of culinary delights, music, live auction and fireworks at the home of Dru and Carl Sanford.

The Y’s CEO Megan Hamblett, said, “This is a fabulous night of food, friends, laughter, and an opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. We hope the community will join us on Sept. 15 and 16 to help make our 11th annual Sanford Open a huge success.”

The CLC YMCA is a key collaborative leader improving the quality of life for all by being the champion for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

For information, visit clcymca.org or call the Y at 563-9622.