As we head into August (get your ‘Back to School’ supplies now) I’d like to share some more exciting accomplishments with you. There is so much to be thankful for and so many great things to celebrate. Take a look:
Swim Team – At a recent swim meet in Carnegie, PA, the Snyder Sting Rays competed at a very high level, to the extent that 10 of our 15 swimmers qualified for the Junior Olympic trails!! What an achievement!! Well done to all swim team members! Good luck as you continue to compete and improve your times.
Annual Campaign – At July’s Board of Directors meeting, the Board was joined by Mr. and Mrs. Dave Caves who told us their personal Y Story. Mr. Dave Caves has Parkinson’s Disease and prior to coming to the Y it had advanced to the point where he could no longer tie his own necktie. As they looked into area programs for this terrible disease they found the Y and our Delay the Disease program, funded solely through our Annual Campaign. The Caves signed up and started attending. It wasn’t long before Dave was able to once again tie his own necktie, among other everyday tasks he had lost the ability to do. What a powerful testimony to how the Y has helped this family fight this awful disease. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story Mr. and Mrs. Caves!! (you can read more about their story on our Impact Page).
Expansion – As we continue to expand programming and physical space due to the KHS Field House acquisition, we are excited to provide our members more room. Throughout August we will be transitioning equipment and workout space from the Annex to the Field House so that we can expand our Tumbling Program in the Annex. We are very blessed to have this opportunity and very excited that we have the opportunity to grow into this new space. We ask for your patience during the move as there will be some minor service disruptions.
History – The next time you visit the Y or the Trail north of the Y, take a moment to check out our new historical sign that was recently erected. The sign reviews the 90-Year history of our YMCA in addition to the history of the site our Y sits on today. Thank you to Jack and all those who helped in making this sign a reality!! We should all be very proud of our rich history and our bright future that lies ahead.
Each and every day the Y changes lives and offers our community benefits that no other organization can provide. We are more than a gym and we have so much to offer. We have leaders, staff, and volunteers in place that have pledged to always make decisions that allow the Y to move in a direction that benefits us all. I am blessed to work alongside these wonderful people each and every day and I see firsthand the results of our accomplishments. This is OUR Y.