In 1928, The Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) of Austin recognized the serious community threat of youth tuberculosis and became dedicated to making a significant contribution to the solution. The YMBL members established the Austin YMBL Summer Sunshine Camps in Zilker Park to provide afflicted local youths and economically disadvantaged youth an environment in which to gain weight, grow strong once again, and enjoy the sunshine - as it was said that sunshine could assist in curing tuberculosis. Today, Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps is still serving youths living near or below the poverty line. Their programs enrich the community by encouraging and facilitating the power to succeed through education and healthy living. Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps render the space and comfort these kids need to look beyond their current situation and dream big.
The vision for this organization is to ignite infinite possibilities for Austin’s youth by engaging and empowering them through education and outdoor experience. This Friday [July 25th], YMBL has joined forced with Firefly App, and the Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) in an event to help raise not only awareness, but to raise funds in an effort to continue their mission in helping as many children as possible.
Taking place at The Market and beginning at 8:00pm, a $10 recommended donation at the door will get you deeply discounted drinks, a DJ, door prizes and free tequila shots from Dulce Vida. There will also be plenty of other giveaways, including a $500 Kendra Scott goodie bag, a 6 month membership to The Fox Society and much more. All proceeds of this event will go directly to Austin Sunshine Camps.