MAHOMET — The annual auction and dinner fundraiser for the Mahomet Area Youth Club this year exceeded its goal.

According to Executive Director Sara Balgoyen, "Hats Off to the Mahomet Area Youth Club" netted more than $75,000. The event was held this year on Feb. 22 at the iHotel in Champaign.

"We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of attendees, the creative hats and the tremendous support through buying of auction items, raffle tickets, 'hats or tails' event tickets and straight donations," Balgoyen said Tuesday. "We are so grateful for those who have continued to support MAYC year after year and we were thrilled by the amount of new attendees and supporters!!  Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better turnout in this new way to celebrate and support MAYC!!"