Partners with Youth
In March, the public phase of this year’s Partners With Youth Campaign began. Every year, the money raised through this campaign is used to provide financial aid to children and youth whose family cannot afford the cost of our programs. People come to the YMCA for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they want to work out in one of our fitness programs, or their children are enrolled in our preschool program, youth sports league, swimming lessons or Camp Shepard. Perhaps they want to spend some quality time with their family and/or friends in a wholesome and safe environment. The YMCA of Greater Westfield is open to everyone. We strive to bring together all segments of our communities by providing a wide variety of activities and programs in a comfortable environment where people can be themselves and have fun. Providing children and youth with opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, mentally and physically enables them to blossom. We have a tradition of enhancing the lives of all the people in our communities through an evolving array of programs and opportunities. That is why the Partners With Youth Campaign is so important. All donations made to the annual campaign go directly toward assisting children and youth. Your Support Really Makes a Difference! Please Make Your Gift Today!
Program Volunteers/Community Service
Looking for something to do? Do you want to pick and choose your hours? Would you like to join a staff of friendly, helpful people? The YMCA of Greater Westfield is looking for volunteers to help with fitness classes, swimming programs, clerical help, special programs, youth programs and more. Call Alex Khatchadourian to learn more about how you can be a volunteer.
Westfield Wave Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon-.3 Mile Swim, 13 Mile Bike, 3 Mile Run
Super Sprint Triathlon-300yd Swim, 6.3 Mile Bike, 1 Mile Run (held in June annually)
Hampton Ponds State Park, 1048 North Road – Route 202, Westfield, MA 01085
This is the premiere craft fair of the holiday season featuring over 50 craftspeople who will offer their unique wares during the ever-popular Westfield Dickens Days. A large variety of items will be available for holiday giving or for the home, including knit and crocheted items, handmade greeting cards, bird houses, hand-woven shawls, chocolates, homemade fudge, organic pet treats, Americana, American Girl doll clothes and accessories, doll furniture, walking canes, black squirrel items, soups and dips, jams and preserves, jewelry, hand painted glassware, and much, much more. Admission is free and the doors open at 9:00 a.m. The YMCA Leaders Club will be selling lunches and offering gift wrapping services. The gymnastics club will have a bake table. Come enjoy a day of festivity, holiday music and unique gifts. Free parking is available in the lots behind the YMCA, off King Street. Crafters will be set up in the Y’s general purpose room and the gymnasium. Don’t miss this opportunity to find just the right gift for those on your holiday shopping list. And don’t pass up the opportunity to be good to yourself as well.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013