Rocking For A Reason benefits local TeamMates program

Zephyr Fest

YORK – Zephyr Fest, the Rocking For A Reason annual event, didn’t disappoint this year (per usual) as the popular concert raised money for the local TeamMates program.

Headlining the festival was Luke Mills. Other musical groups performing included Iron Zephyr, Paisty Jenny, Kyle Sayler, Dudes Gone Rude and Monsters At Bay.

The music festival was held at the York County Fairgrounds, with a number of kid-friendly offerings including a bounce house, inflatable slide and a clown who did face painting.

There was also food on site.

Hundreds of people attend this fundraising event each year, which was established several years ago as a way for music lovers to also contribute to local efforts. The 8-hour event came without an admission fee, as freewill donations were accepted.

All the bands played for free, in order to raise money for the York mentoring program.

The York TeamMates chapter has existed for decades, after the Nebraska TeamMates program was founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne. The program matches kids with adult volunteers who create a mentoring partnership through the York Public Schools, which in many cases last throughout the student’s years at YPS – all the way to graduation.

Photos by Bob DeHart Photography

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