Throughout Springfield, countless people know the Y for adult fitness or youth sports. It seems every child learns to swim at the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than gym and swim. We are exercise and education, volleyball and volunteerism, preschool gymnastics and preventive health. The Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies, it strengthens our community.
The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference. But we need your support to make it happen. No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.
Last year we served 20,430 youths at the Y. We provided 2,949 youth scholarship memberships and nearly 200 summer camp weeks to underprivileged youth ages 5-14. We also provided programming to an additional 212 participants who are physically or mentally disadvantaged. We do this amazing work with your generosity and support.
For only $50, you give two children with special needs the opportunity to learn to swim. And, $150 provides a child a one-year membership to the Y! #ForaBetterUs