SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The YMCA of Greater Springfield is hosting the 2013 Celebrity Classic Weekend in western Massachusetts.
The three day event began Friday with a cocktail reception and auction. Proceeds from this weekend will enable the YMCA to continue their efforts to improve the lives of teens throughout western Mass.
22News spoke with the CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, Kirk Smith, about the importance of these events.
"It's really an opportunity to bring something really positive to our region," said Smith. "Really what this does is it helps position young people to participate in our programs, you know social interaction, health awareness programs and obviously education."
The event continues with a golf outing on Saturday, and a Family Bowling Day on Sunday.