Board Member Timothy Hogan Honored at Benefit

Red Bank, NJ  – Guests were treated to a night of country music and fun at The Community YMCA’s “Goin’ Country for Kids” benefit on Saturday, July 28, featuring country music superstar Clint Black at the Count Basie Theatre. The event raised over $200,000 to support the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, which provides free and reduced program and membership fees for local children and families.

Long-time Y advocate and Board member Timothy Hogan, regional president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, was honored on stage at the Count Basie for his distinguished service to the Y and to the local community. Hogan has been a member of the Y board since 2002 and served as board chairman from 2007 until 2011.

The benefit included a cocktail reception at Buona Sera before the concert where Little Silver singer/songwriter Rick Dill performed. Greg Trooper, also a Little Silver talent who now tours internationally, opened the show for Clint Black. Black, long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, has composed over two dozen No. 1 country songs.

Patricia Whittemore, member of the Y Board of Directors, and Richard Maser, president of Maser Consulting P.A., served as co-chairpersons of the benefit, while Hogan was honorary co-chair.

“We are truly appreciative of the tremendous support we received for the Goin’ Country benefit,” said Rich Ayres, Interim President and CEO of The Community YMCA. “Proceeds will help ensure that everyone – regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through Y programs such as afterschool care, youth sports, health and wellness, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership and counseling and social services.”

The Clint Black concert was presented by the Y and MusicWorks Entertainment.