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GOP tries to retain title at YMCA

A showdown nears at the Seventh Annual YMCA ‘Legislators Family Feud,’ as Republicans seek to retain their title stemming from last year’s come-from-behind victory.
After six years, the score is three wins for the Republicans and three wins for the Democrats in the annual meeting.  

The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sutter Club.  

The YMCA Legislators’ Family Feud pits a team of Republican legislators against a Democratic team in an imitation Family Feud style survey response game.  Last year, there were 18 members of the Legislature divided among the teams.

YMCA executives from all over the state, Youth & Government Board members and Youth Officers, sponsors, and members of the “Third House” will serve as the studio audience for the game.  

The Belkin Components company has provided primary financial sponsorship for the event, and was joined as a sponsor last year by California Strategies, LLC.  All of the proceeds from the event are used to provide financial assistance for YMCA Model Legislature and Court delegates who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate.  

This year’s Model Legislature and Court will bring 2,500 high school delegates from 4 YMCAs all over the state to Sacramento on Feb. 11-15 for their experience running the Capitol.
“Who is the legislature’s finest orator?” and “What is Sacramento’s best eatery for the legislature?” are examples of the type of survey questions for the Feud.  The questions will circulate the Capitol during the end of January and beginning of February to prepare for the Feb. 10 contest.  Team members will have to rack their brains to choose the answer that was given the most often to each question.

“This year’s YMCA Family Feud will break the tie and give clear dominance to our side of the aisle.  I really want to win.” stated one Member.  Another said, “This year’s Feud will give us bragging rights for the whole year!”

For information on Sponsorship, Tickets, or YMCA Youth & Government, call 650-522-9622.


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