The Red and Black Ball, the preeminent fundraising gala for the Los Alamos Y and its annual “Strong Kids” campaign, attracted more than 150 attendees from around the Northern New Mexico region Saturday night.
The event netted $53,400 for the community organization, which came in shy of the $60,000 goal Y officials were shooting for in donations.
This marked the 12th year for the function which touted a Motown theme that featured both live and silent auctions as part of the evening’s festivities.
In 2011, the Y served 3,067 youth through more than 79 programs and in membership. The Y also awarded in excess of $75,000 in scholarships in child care, youth programs, and youth and family memberships.