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Upcoming Events at the YMCA
2016 POLAR PLUNGE
On January 16th, the Y held the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge with another successful event.
To date $6,800 has been raised!
YMCA Executive Director Jim O'Rourke and the United Way team JUMP in
to provide camp scholarships to children in memory of Meghan Beebe. There is still time to make a gift to the Polar Plunge! Simply click the donate button below and choose a campaigner from the drop down menu, or make a general gift.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
former YMCA member and kingz aau team player anthony ireland up for Wcc player of the year
read full story here
ymca berkeley warner community center receives bank of america grant
June 2015- Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation has provided THE WATERBURY YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION with a $2,500 grant for the YMCA at Berkeley Heights Youth & Teen Center.
We would like to thank Bank of America for supporting The YMCA Berkely Warner Community Center. As we look to provide our community with important educational and workforce development initiatives, Bank of America’s investment in our organization will enable us to continue performing our vital work.
Greater Waterbury YMCA Receives CHEFA Grant To Improve Pool
[Waterbury, CT] – The Greater Waterbury YMCA was awarded a $65,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its Client Grant Program.
The Greater Waterbury YMCA will use the grant money to help underwrite some of the cost of renovating the YMCA’s circa 1924 20-yd warm water therapeutic and instructional pool infilling the pool to a consistent depth to increase the programming capacity of the pool. The aged filtration and drainage systems will also be upgraded as a result of these renovations.
Jim O’Rourke, Executive Director of the Greater Waterbury YMCA said “We are extremely grateful to CHEFA for signing on to support this project that will enable the YMCA to teach more children to swim providing life-saving skills for inner-city children. This renovation will also increase the capacity of our active older adult and therapeutic programs through improved accessibility.”
CHEFA recently announced $1 million in grants to 15 of its nonprofit client agencies throughout the state. CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the State Legislature to help Connecticut healthcare and educational institutions, and other not-for-profit entities obtain tax exempt financing. CHEFA is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds. For more information about CHEFA, visit www.chefa.com.
What is yrc?
YMCA Racing Collaborative
At the Greater Waterbury YMCA, we realized that there are SO MANY great races in our community that it can be hard to keep track all of them and figure out which ones you should do. YRC's mission is to support races in our community - especially ones with great causes. Some of the races are ones we're organizing ourselves, some are brand new, and some have been brought to you for years by great community organizations we're now collaborating and partnering with - but ALL of them are for a good cause. Every month, we're going to send out a newsletter which is going to include WHEN and WHERE you need to be to be a part of some of the best community races, tips about WHAT you need to do to get there, and an inspirational story from one of the causes we're highlighting - WHY doing that race will make a difference in our community, and in the world.