Greetings and Happy New Year!
I want to formally introduce myself. I am Greg Shamburg, the new CEO of the Denny Price Family YMCA. Ken Rapp has left a legacy of Christian leadership in our community for over 30 years and I have big shoes to fill. He has been great in this transition and we have spent many hours going over financials and discussing direction for the future of our Y.
I have been a part of the Enid community for 17 years and have been a member of the Y for about 14 years. I am to retire from coaching at Northern Oklahoma College at the end of this season, yet began my position at the Y on January 1st.
2018 holds challenges for our YMCA. We have seen a decline in membership the last two years. The Y staff, board of directors, and I are working diligently to increase membership — and to continue to be the best YMCA we can be.
The Y brings people together. We look for opportunities to introduce members to other members and staff, and opportunities to help members reach their goals. As staff, we also engage members to deepen our connection to them. We believe we have something special – a sense of community – that brings people together and connects people of all ages and backgrounds. I welcome your friends and family to the Y as members and are happy to offer complimentary passess to try our facility .
Every year youth and teens who would otherwise be unable to participate have the chance to experience swim lessons, day camp, and youth sports because of gifts from our generous donors. Our Annual Campaign kicks off January 24th and I invite you to be involved as a donor or volunteer. In 2017, we raised $250,000 in financial assistance. Through those efforts, 600 kids will gain aquatic skills and learn to swim; 1600 kids will participate in sports programs and have positive influences.
The Denny Price Family YMCA has been a huge part of the Enid community for 70 years. Our work does not begin and end with people signing up for and completing a Y program. The Y provides support and opportunities that empower people and the community to learn, grow and thrive.
Thank you for your support! It does not go unnoticed. Together, we can change our community in a positive way. Our board, staff, and I believe we are called to make a difference and to add value to people’s lives through the Christian principles ingrained in the Y vision.
I hope 2018 brings you and your family many blessings.
Denny Price Family YMCA
(580) 237-4645 ext 25