I’m excited to give back to an organization that gave so much to me and my siblings. I plan to compete in the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Peaks to Portland Swim for a second time to Benefit Kids on July 28, 2018. (It’s one of the oldest open water swims in the United States – 2.4 miles!) In addition to racing, I’m raising money in support of children at the Y.
All funds raised by me will help the Y deliver life-changing programs that inspire young potential, promote academic success, prevent drowning, and help build healthy, confident kids. As a former physical education teacher, it is very important to provide a healthy environment for children to grow, succeed and excel. The Y did that for me!
My goal is to raise money for the Y’s youth, but I can only do this with your support. Will you join me in ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to thrive?
Please support my campaign today and help us make a positive difference in the lives of some very deserving children. I’ll be thinking of you and the kids we’re helping as I plunge into Casco Bay this summer!
P.S. I was surprised to learn just how many youth programs the Y runs – summer camp, school age child care, swim lessons, preschool, early learning readiness, swim team, preschool, pre-K, full-day child care, youth fitness, adaptive youth sports, diabetes prevention mentoring, and more!
Even more impressive - last year they provided $2.1 million in financial assistance to 10,000 youth, individuals, and families to ensure full community access to their programs!