Where in the World Event

If you could go anywhere in the world for dinner, where in the world would you go?


The YMCA of Metro North is pleased to announce the 2017 Where in the World Event benefiting the Y’s youth scholarship fund. 100% of event proceeds will help ensure that all kids in our community have access to quality child care, healthy activities, lifesaving aquatics lessons and educational programming, regardless of their family’s financial circumstance.

This year’s event will feature a live and silent auction, raffles, foods and entertainment from around the world as well as the opportunity for one lucky guest to win a trip for two anywhere in the world for dinner!

Where in the World Event
Saturday, September 23rd
Torigian Family YMCA, Peabody

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Please save the date and join us for an unforgettable evening in support of the YMCA’s vital youth work! All tickets include FIVE entries into the trip around the world raffle and additional raffle entries can be purchased below. Trip raffle winner will be announced at the event, however, you do not need to be present to win.

For event sponsorship information please contact our Sponsor Chairperson David Gravel at 978-538-9055 x114 or by email at dgravel@gravoc.com. For ticket, auction item or other event information please contact Crystal Bates at 978-775-3701 x116 or cbates@metronorthymca.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Where In The World event?
The Where In The World event is the YMCA’s annual fundraising gala – with a new twist! This year each guest is eligible to win a trip for two anywhere in the world for dinner, just for supporting the YMCA! All event tickets include 5 trip raffle entries and all guests have the opportunity to purchase additional raffle entries to increase their chances of winning.
100% of event proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Metro North youth scholarship fund which ensures that all children and families in our communities have access to YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.

Q. When and where is the event?
The event is on Saturday, September 23rd at the Torigian Family YMCA, 259 Lynnfield Street in Peabody. Self-service parking is available onsite as well as complimentary valet.

Q. What should I wear?
What would you wear out to dinner on a Caribbean island? How would you dress for a safari in Africa? What would be the perfect outfit while shopping in Paris? All answers are perfectly appropriate for our event! Guests are encouraged to dress as if they are on their dream vacation – the sky is the limit!

Q. What is the cost of a ticket?
Single event tickets are $75 and include 5 entries into the trip raffle. Two tickets purchased together are $100 and include 10 entries into the trip raffle. All tickets include event admission, cash bar, international food stations provided by local restaurants, live entertainment, silent auction and live auctions, raffles AND automatic entry into our drawing for a trip for two anywhere around the world for dinner! *Additional raffle entries can be purchased on our website in August to increase chances of winning the trip for two around the world.

Q. What is the timeline of the event?            
Cocktails, raffles, silent auctions
8:00pm: International dinner stations
8:45pm: Program including live auctions
9:30-11:00pm: Dancing and international performances!

Q. Do I need to be present to win the trip around the world?
No.  The winning ticket will be pulled at the event at approximately 9:00pm. If not present, the winner will be notified the same night.

Q. What is included in the trip?
The trip around the world package is designed completely by the winner to ensure it is exactly the trip of their dreams! Destination, travel dates, hotel and restaurant choices are all subject to the winner’s preferences. The winner will coordinate and book all travel and logistics and submit receipts to the YMCA of Metro North. The YMCA will then reimburse the winner up to $10,000 for airfare, hotel stay and one dinner for two people. (No cash value)

Q. Can I extend my trip beyond the $10,000 reimbursement?
Of course! The YMCA of Metro North will only reimburse up to $10,000 but you are of course able to personally extend your trip.

For more info, contact Crystal Bates at 978-775-3701 ext. 116 or cbates@metronorthymca.org.