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YMCA 2018 Award Recipient from KY Colonels

Published 10.22.18 6:30 am


YMCA Sports Director Steve Murry (left) and YMCA Vice President of Philanthropy Bobbi Silver
receive award from The Kentucky Colonels representative Kevin Doyle on Wednesday, Sept. 26
at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.

The YMCA of Central Kentucky is proud to announce it received a generous grant from The Kentucky Colonels in the amount of $8,500 to purchase two GaGa Pits which will be used for the Whitaker Family YMCA’s after school program and outdoor summer camps. GaGa, a game that combines dodging, tagging, running, and jumping in an octagon “pit” is immensely popular with young program participants and is designed to keep them physically active and mentally stimulated.

The $2 million mark is a record for the KY Colonel’s annual grant program, according to The Kentucky Colonels Executive Director Sherry Crose, as more than 230 charities throughout the Commonwealth will receive grants this year and 3 million Kentuckians will be aided through the combined impact of the nonprofit organizations receiving these grants. Lynn Ashton, Commanding General of the Kentucky Colonels said, "A Kentucky Colonel is more than just a certificate, it's a group of compassionate people who care about people.”

“We are so grateful to The Kentucky Colonels for making these resources available,” said Bobbi Silver, YMCA vice president of philanthropy. “The new GaGa pits will be a big hit with our children, providing an outlet for wholesome fun, physical activity and building new friendships, for years to come.”

The YMCA of Central Kentucky serves tens of thousands of children and families in central Kentucky each year and never turns anyone away do to financial circumstances.

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