2020 Y Champions

Let's Have a Groovy Summer!

I enjoy raising funds is to help children come to Summer Camp at the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA. Today children are faced with many challenges at such a young age. Some of the challenges we can't fathom. The Cherokee Outdoor Y Summer Camp is a place where kids can forget about life for awhile! Summer 2019, we were able to help 200 children come to camp.

"The Boys of Summer" a true story.

The Cherokee Y's were able to help 2 boys who were removed from their home due to drugs and family violence. They were put in a foster home with people who truly loved them. The family was unable to pay the full price for camp and they reached out to me. I met the most sweetest boys. Due to the generosity of our staff, members of our branch and the community, we were able to send the boys to camp! They had the best summer ever! They were able to forget about life for a while. There are so many more children who need our help, some are foster children, some from single parent families, two parent families.

I’m proud to be a Y Champion to help give all kids, teens, and families access and opportunity to be a part of the Y – regardless of ability to pay. I am asking you to join me in my efforts to give all people in our community a chance to reach their full potential at the Y. 100% of every dollar donated has a lasting impact on the people of our community by ensuring the Y’s doors are open to all – regardless of financial ability.

Please join me and support the Y by making a donation today. Your gift will truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need the Y most.

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