Donate. Sweat. Build Strong Kids.
Thank you to all our participants, event sponsors, and donors!
At the YMCA, we’re all about community. Through the YMCA Sweat for Strong Kids event, we put that into action.
Did you know that 30% of our members require financial assistance to access lifechanging programs and services offered by the YMCA? This rate is even greater in our highest needs branches, where 2 in every 5 kids in swimming lessons or branch day camps are there because of financial subsidy. The YMCA Sweat for Strong Kids event raises funds for those members who need it most.
At the Y, we believe that everyone belongs, and everyone is deserving of the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle – regardless of their financial circumstances. Through individual fundraisers and sponsors, we raised $150,000 in 2018, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Your support helps kids just like James:
“I'm just writing you today in regards to our son. Two summers ago, James was at the YMCA camp. It was the first time he had ever been to camp. It changed our son! James was in grade 2 and he was struggling. Struggling in school. Struggling with friends. Everything was off. He was bullied. He was falling behind. His confidence was gone. He then went to camp. He LOVED it. He was there for two weeks. He wanted to go all summer. It does my husband and my heart so good to see our son shine, and it would not be possible without the help of YMCA Strong Kids! THANK YOU!”
- James' Mom