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Y Live Raises Nearly $29K for Local Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Y Live, the Aug. 11 concert at Stambaugh Stadium featuring Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen and Chris Higbee raised a total of $28,728.21 for local nonprofit groups, reports, Eric Ryan, CEO of JAC Live and creator of Y Live.

The outdoor event, co-promoted by The Muransky Companies, drew more people than John F. Kennedy did when he campaigned for president here in 1960, according to Ryan.

“In all, we were able to support nine nonprofit groups as they dedicated their time to raise funds for their prospective organizations,” he said. “The fact that this event provides avenues for these organizations to help their cause truly shows the wide net this event casts in our community.”

The nonprofit groups raised funds for their organization by members volunteering their time to work various concession outposts throughout the event.

United Way was the largest recipient of the donations, receiving $15,000.

“The United Way of Youngstown does so much for the Valley, it only makes sense to have them as a partner and beneficiary of our Y Live Event,” said Ryan in announcing the fundraising totals. “Bob Hannon and his fantastic team were there from the inception of this event and we appreciate their help every step of the way.”.

Hannon credited Ryan, his team at JAC and Ed Muransky for making the event so successful. “This generous donation will be used to help children and families in the Valley. We cannot do the work we do alone, so we are thankful for this incredible partnership,” he said.

Pictured above: Eric Ryan, Ed Muransky and Bob Hannon.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.