JCC Speakeasy Fundraiser Announced

The JCC Speakeasy is this year’s annual Jewish Community Center Sports Fundraiser to support the Center’s sports programming. It will be held on Saturday, November 11th, from 7 to 10 pm. The event is $50 per person, with additional sponsorship levels available. Reservations can be made by calling (607)-724-2417. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

The evening will feature live music and entertainment by local DJ and singer, John “Yanni” Koutsaris. Koutsaris has been involved in music since he was a child, and has been performing professionally since the age of fourteen, when he joined his father’s Greek band as a drummer. Aside from being a DJ, Koutsaris specializes in performing classic selections such as Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble, and has been featured at countless weddings, baptisms, and other special events. The JCC Speakeasy event will also feature food, drink, and casino games. 

The fundraiser supports the Jewish Community Center’s youth and adult sports programming, including the popular Sunday Hoopsters program, Elite Product Training, various children’s basketball camps, and competitive and recreational leagues for men. These programs are designed and managed by Dan Whalen, the JCC Health, Physical Education and Recreation Director. According to Whalen, “The main focus of our sports programs is to strengthen our community and provide a safe place for our youth to grow. This is an excellent opportunity for all of us to come together as a community. Doing so, we will all have a great time and support a great cause.” 

“Here at the JCC, we aim to run the highest quality program at the lowest possible price,” Whalen added. “This event is instrumental in keeping our costs affordable for people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. It also helps us provide financial assistance to families who are going through tough times.” 

For more information, to sponsor, or participate, please contact the JCC Office at 607-724-2417 or email at jccoffice@binghamtonjcc.org.

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