The Penobscot Bay YMCA will host the Getaway Gala on Friday, Aug. 13. The new fundraising event will offer a grand getaway prize package for one lucky ticket buyer as well as an enticing array of one-of-a-kind live auction getaway items. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails/social hour and raffle getaways.

Each ticket purchase of $100 includes dinner and a chance to win a fabulous all-expense paid trip for two. If tickets are purchased before Aug. 1, the buyers’ names will be entered twice for a chance to win the grand getaway — an all-expense paid trip to New York City with a stay at the Roosevelt Hotel, dinner, theater tickets, airfare and $2,000 cash. The buyer does not have to be present to win. New this year will be a number of raffle trip getaways to include adventure, relaxation, and family trips in Maine and the Midcoast.

Live auction items include a five-day stay for four at the HF Bar Ranch in Wyoming, a week in Seattle, a five-night stay at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., a week in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, for a kite boarding experience, seven nights in Hilton Head complete with 16 rounds of golf for four, an overnight trip to Monhegan Island, and much more.

Proceeds from the YMCA’s Getaway Gala support youth opportunities in the community, including free Teen Center memberships, youth basketball programs, swim lessons, swim team and Prime Time (free childcare watch for parents while they work out at the YMCA). The YMCA is committed to its charitable purpose of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Getaway Gala tickets are on sale now at the Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union St. in Rockport, or online at For more information call 236-3375.