The Greenwood Family YMCA is launching its annual campaign on Friday March 7 to ensure that everyone in Greenwood has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Every day, the Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, such as academic achievement, chronic diseases and food insecurity.
“Throughout the Lakelands, countless people know the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think”, said Gray Stallworth, CEO. “The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Greenwood’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.”
This year, the Y hopes to raise $100,600. Funds raised will support youth outreach programs like High Hopes, SPLASH and Viking Spirit.
Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors also made it possible for Michelle’s boys to play in an organized sports league. Michelle, mother of two busy boys told us, “Both of my sons have participated in Youth Basketball at the Y. Once we register it’s all they can talk about. I am very grateful for the scholarships my boys receive, because without them they would not be able to enjoy being part of a team, and learning about the sports and fair play.”
To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Johnathan Bass, Campaign Director at 992-1467.
Greenwood’s State Champions (individual events)…
Parent/Child: 6 months – 3 years old
Preschool: 3-5 years old
Youth: 6-12 years old
Teen/Adult: 13 years old and up
Evening Sessions Dates:
March 10 – March 27
March 31 - April 17
Days: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
Times: 5:30pm and 7:00pm