Case for Support
Throughout Enid, countless people know the Denny Price Family YMCA, but there’s so much more to our Y than one might think.
From exercise to education, from training teens to volunteerism, from play dates to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies, it strengthens our community.
The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
For 70 years, we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive yet we’re called to do so much more.
Our community faces new challenges that create an ever growing need for the work we do every day. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference.
Together, we will:
- Provide kids a safe environment for out–of–school time with a subsidized afterschool program and summer day camp. Our program will serve an estimated 250 children and give them a structured environment making them less likely to engage in harmful behavior. In 2016 we assisted low income families with $30,000 in scholarships for afterschool and summer day camp.
- We can give children access to life-saving aquatic skills in the YMCA Learn to Swim program. Approximately 600 kids will gain self-confidence and learn lifelong water safety skills in 2017.
- Everyone plays. Everyone wins. Youth Sports strive to enhance every child’s personal growth and development, sports skills, and fundamentals. Around 1900 kids will participate in sports (football, baseball, t-ball, basketball and soccer) and fill discretionary hours with positive activities and caring, adult attention.
|ANNUAL CAMPAIGN GOAL||$200,000|
More than 500 youth and teens are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement through the Y Back A Youth program each year.
The Y is for everyone. We don’t turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available to individuals and families who cannot afford membership or program participation.
Support healthy living with programs that tackle chronic disease and obesity in addition to wellness programs that keep older adults active.
Currently 200 seniors actively participate in the Silver Sneakers program.
Chronic diseases such as cancer and high blood pressure are non-discriminatory and can strike anyone. The Y offers free wellness programs throughout the community that support the management of, or even aid in the prevention of, obesity and contributing factors for such illnesses.
Ensure the Y remains open to all offering financial assistance to those for whom financial resources are a barrier to participation.
Each year members of our community turn to the Y for support to help them achieve their own wellness goals, engage their children in nurturing programs and activities and build friendships. The Y ensures that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. Over 1500 teenagers are members of the Y and are provided a safe, fun place to hang out, play and exercise.
Instill an ethic of volunteerism by providing opportunities for our neighbors to give back and serve their communities in a variety of ways throughout the year.
Coaching a youth sports league, helping children gain confidence in the water through Swim Team, and assisting with free father/daughter and father/son events are a few volunteering opportunities available to our community.
Collaborations with other non-profits and community partners fulfill our social responsibility. The Boy Scouts, YWCA, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Vance AFB, local Schools and churches, are just a few such collaborations. In 2016, 4700 individuals and families were able to access the Y for free.
We need your philanthropic support to make it happen.
Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together we can achieve so much more.