Y Live Raises $27K for Local Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The most recent edition of Y Live, the concert series at Stambaugh Stadium that featured Blake Shelton in September, raised more than $27,000 for two local nonprofits.

The nonprofits raised money by having volunteers work at concession stands during the concert on Sept. 21. In total, JAC Live, which organizes the concert, donated $27,176.97.

“Our support of these groups through this event is part of our greater effort to foster a sense of community within the city that supports us and our events,” said JAC Live CEO Eric Ryan in a statement. “All the groups that have benefited over the past three years help us out as well ensuring the event runs smoothly and is successful all around. It only makes sense for us to give back and nurture those relationships that benefit a wide range of community members.”

The largest donation, $15,000, was made to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to supports its Success After 6 program.

“We are so thankful to everyone involved in Y Live – Eric Ryan, [The Muransky Companies Chairman] Ed Muransky, and [Youngstown State] President [Jim] Tressel – for including us in this amazing community event,” said United Way President Bob Hannon. “We are able to expose these children to experiences they may never get a chance to have otherwise. Our United Way is dedicated to helping those in need in our Valley, and we truly appreciate the support from this event and these generous community leaders.” 

Both YSU and Muransky Companies are partners in the Y Live concert. 

Pictured: Joining students in the local United Way’s Success After 6 program are JAC Live CEO Eric Ryan, YSU President Jim Tressel, United Way vice president of strategic planning Stacia Erdos, United Way President Bob Hannon, Harding Elementary principal Teri J. Coward and Eddie Muransky, president of Rise Pies, a Muransky Company.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.