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Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA

Heart of the Community Gala

About the Evening

Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is proud to present its 3rd Annual Heart of the Community Gala on Thursday, September 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. The evening honors the mission of the Y with the prestigious John Fuller Award, which is given to an individual recognized as a business, non-profit and government leader in the Santa Clarita Valley community.

A true humanitarian, we honor John Fuller for the significant impact he made on thousands of people. An inspiration for the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA’s “Heart of the Community Gala,” we remember John’s selfless service to the Y and other local organizations, and are appreciative of his service. Our community relies on benevolent leaders like John to continue the programs that make a difference in the lives of children and families.

We invite you to join us at this year’s very special “Heart of the Community Gala,” which will feature Councilmember Bob Kellar as the Master of Ceremonies and a special performance by Hart High School Choir. Tickets are limited, so please reserve yours today.

Your Impact

Proceeds from the event will provide direct financial assistance to children and families in need so they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and affordable childcare. Financial assistance will also help underwrite youth development programs, as well as offer underprivileged children the chance to attend resident camp; an experience that impacts young lives by building self-confidence, strong positive values and leadership skills.

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the Santa Clarita Y offers support through opportunities such as after school care, youth sports, aquatics, Member events, camp experiences and more. Committed to nurturing everyone’s potential, the Y promotes character development, a healthy lifestyle and family values through programming that creates memories, builds community and changes lives.

Our Honoree

The YMCA will be honoring, Retiring Supervisor Michael Antonovich for his years of dedicated service to the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, Los Angeles County, and lifetime of devoted commitment to the community. He will be receiving the distinguished John Fuller Memorial Award. The John Fuller Memorial Award recognizes an individual who dedicates their life to service and strengthening communities.

For more information please contact Ernie Sacco at or Pat Jahnke