A Legacy of Generosity

The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids is the yMCA of Southern Maine's largest fundraiser. 100% of the money raised through this event goes directly to kids in our community so they can particpate in life-changing programs at the Y. 

While our doors closed during the pandemic, our services  continued. We deliver 1,000 healthy meals to families each week. We make hundreds of wellness calls to our families and members on a weekly basis. Children in our child care programs continue to learn through virtual classes with their teachers and classmates. And we help keep little bodies healthy and active with online live yoga, ballet and karate classes. 

Last year we provided over $1.2 million in financial assistance to kids, enabling them to attend summer camp, child care, swim lessons and more. With historical unemployment levels, we anticipate the need will grow significantly this year - making this race more important than ever. 

We understand that you may be going through a personal hardship during this crisis. If you have the means to continue with your registration, it would mean the world to the Y and the kids we serve. However, we understand that this is a difficult time for many and we want to be supportive. If you cannot continue, please contact us at [email protected] before June 1. Refunds will be provided if requested before June 1. We are not able to honor refunds or withdrawals after June 1.

We appreciate your consideration and your support. 

Our YMCA is a registered (501)(c)(3) charitable organization.