ENCINITAS — Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA’s upcoming Roof Raisers event began 43 years ago to put a roof over the original building of the YMCA’s facility on Saxony Road.Since then, Roof Raisers has put many “roofs” over the YMCA. This year’s event will be held May 10 at the La Costa Spa and Resort and includes a shamble golf tournament, dinner, prizes and silent and live auctions. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ecke.ymca.org/roof-raisers.html.
The golf and dinner event will enable the building of the pool enclosure and 22,000-square-feet expansion of the Aquatic Center, indoor soccer arenas, purchase vans to transport children to childcare at the YMCA, acquire program equipment for various YMCA programs and expand the preschool. In 2012, Roof Raisers helped fund the renovation and rebuilding of the Y’s skate park.
A project on the horizon is the YMCA Aquatic Park at the Carlsbad Lagoon. Proceeds from Roof Raisers can continue to provide youth in the community an opportunity to experience camping and aquatic opportunities in this unique Aquatic Park.