YMCA Spinathon draws 800 participants and raises more than $234,000 for children and families
Spread over seven different sites throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, the Y’s Spinathon event was its biggest yet.
Old Colony YMCA’s 8th Annual Spinathon raised more than $215,000 on Saturday to support children and families in the community.
The sprawling event drew 800 participants from dozens of area communities, including some “virtual riders,” to seven Y locations (Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Middleboro, Plymouth, Stoughton, Taunton), where they rode in synchrony throughout the day to support the Y’s Annual Campaign.
The Annual Campaign ensures YMCA programs, memberships, and camp experiences are accessible to everyone regardless of financial means by providing scholarships and assistance to those who need it most.
“The Annual Campaign helps to support the Y’s charitable mission and the work we’re doing in the community every day,” explained David Hyman, Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement. “Without the funds we raise at events like the Spinathon, thousands of children and families would be unable to take advantage of the great programs and services the Y has to offer.”
Programs supported by the Annual Campaign include LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA for cancer survivors, swim lessons and water safety, Y-Ability adaptive programs, summer camp, diabetes prevention, childcare, mentoring, mental health, and much more.
The event’s top sponsors included High Octane Harley-Davidson, The New England Center for Nutrition Education, Crescent Credit Union, Medical Monofilament/Fit2Walk, We Beat Cancer, Bay State Physical Therapy, Financial Executives International - Boston Chapter, and Spillane’s Nursery and Landscape.