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Prattville YMCA Emerging Leaders to host Sink-a-Palooza 2022
Prattville, AL (July 21, 2022) – The Prattville YMCA Emerging Leaders Board will host the Fifth Annual Sink-aPalooza on Saturday, August 20, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Willis Bradford Branch of the Prattville YMCA.
Sink-a-Palooza 2022 will be sponsored in part by Blue Haven Pools and Spas. Blue Haven Pools has provided
pool construction services throughout the river region—including Auburn and Opelika since 1954.. Whether you
are looking for an upscale gunite design or an economical vinyl-liner pool, Blue Haven Pools can meet your needs.
Sink-a-Palooza made its debut in 2018, the same year the Emerging Leaders Board was formed. The board is
made up of community leaders between the ages of 20-40, many of which grew up coming to the YMCA as a child.
“I was looking for a way to intentionally engage the young people I remember as children growing up at the Y,”
said Keith Cantrell, YMCA Assistant General Director. “The Y had given so much to them it seemed natural to ask
them to give back.”
Board Chairman, Kyle Shirley, has been on the board from the beginning and has been involved every year since
the beginning. “Sink-a-Palooza is so much fun. We put local community members, that we call boat captains, in a
rubber boat in the middle of the pool and people contribute dollars to sink their boat. It takes $2000 to sink a
boat. This is one time when having your boat sunk is a good thing. To make it more fun, when you make your
donation you get to attack your favorite boat captain with extremely cold ice water”
For $15 you get one shot at the boat captain with a water cannon, $25 allows you to dump a water picture over
their head, $50 gives a refillable water cannon, $75 you get to dump a five-gallon ice bucket, and for $100 you
boat captain walks the plank. In addition to sinking boats, there will be a dunking booth with additional community leaders, including Prattville Mayor, Bill Gillespie.
This is a family-friendly event open to everyone. The small pool will be open and lunch will be available for $5.
You can make your donation on the day of the event or by going to
sinkapalooza2022, find your favorite boat captain and donate. The goal is to have each boat reach its goal by
August 6th.
The proceeds from Sink-a-Palooza help fund the Coach A Child Scholarship Fund Campaign which provides financial aid to make YMCA services available to all persons regardless of their inability to pay. The Prattville YMCA
gives over $200,000 annually in scholarships.
























Click the link below to support your favorite boat captain….

Steven Evans / Hunter Hills Church –

Jessica Sedgwick / Prattville YMCA –

Cassie Fields –

Cody Hensley / Glynwood Baptist Church –

Allen Lee – Exit Realty –

Mark Riddle –

Janice Stockman –

Stacey Lewis / First United Methodist –

Will Barrett / Leaders Club –

TR Hope / Prattville Police Dept –

Kasey Hope / P’zazz Art Studio –

Tatum Northington / Autauga County Bama Fans –

Ellis Messick –

Tara Vest –

Aronov Realty –

Shawna Short –

Susan Carter –

PHS Senior Class –


Autauga County Probate –

PHS Junior Class –

Blue Haven Pools –