The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 24, 2013

YMCA launches annual Back A Youth campaign

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Denny Price Family YMCA has launched its annual Back A Youth campaign, to help youth and families in need participate in YMCA programs.

“Funds raised directly support the Y’s cause of strengthening communities, by nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors,” said Kim Boeckman, of the YMCA.

“At the Denny Price Family YMCA, we count on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to make a meaningful impact on our community,” said Brent Price, YMCA campaign chair.

 “We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors,” he said.

Gifts to YMCA make a direct impact to the community. Last year, financial support made it possible for kids to have a safe place to learn and build confidence in the after-school program, for families to reconnect and grow together, and boys and girls to learn lifelong skills while participating in sports and swim lessons, Boeckman said.

“We cannot do this alone,” Price said. “Whether as a donor or volunteer, we encourage everyone to join our campaign to help our kids realize who they are and what they can achieve, and help our neighbors to do more for themselves and their families.”  

Last year’s campaign raised $111,000 for the Back A Youth program.

To learn more about how to support the Back A Youth campaign, call YMCA Executive Director Ken Rapp at 237-4645, or visit the YMCA at 415 W. Cherokee.