YMCA Kicks Off 2013 Community Support Campaign With Tailgate Party

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It’s going to be a tailgating pep rally when YMCA volunteers meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. Upon arrival, volunteer storytellers (our campaigners) and their guests will be welcomed by event host Head Football Coach Russ Huesman from UTC. Storytellers will be able to choose from a number of themed dinner options thanks to our food and drink sponsors Earth Fare, Mobile Market, Chick-Fil-A of Oak Towne Park, Big River, Shuffords Smokehouse, Mr. T’s , Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling Company and Academy Sports.

 

Following dinner, Coach Huesman will deliver a spirited message to the campaign leadership and then introduce some individuals and families whose lives have been changed through participation in the YMCA programs. The annual event sets in motion the 2013 YMCA Community Support Campaign.

“We are very pleased that Pat Neuhoff accepted the challenge of being our campaign co-chairmen again this year,” said Janet Dunn, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga. “As long-time Y volunteer, Pat has a firm understanding of the YMCA mission and clear vision of our future and what we can accomplish for our community.”

“The programs and services funded by the Community Support Campaign benefit children and families in so many ways,” said Tripp McCallie, Director of Financial Development for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga. He noted that the money raised benefits the Mobile Y program, Y-CAP, a mentoring program for at-risk youth and other programs such as afterschool programs, academic enrichment programs, Youth Leadership Chattanooga as well as Y memberships.

“No one is turned away from a YMCA program or YMCA membership because of an inability to pay, stressed Mrs. Dunn. “In 2011, over 15,000 participants received over $1.3 million in direct scholarships and program subsidies.” The goal of the Community Support Campaign this year is $445,000.


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