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The YMCA Branch Name strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
2017 Don Connelly Determination Award recipients share their Y stories:
Don embodied the true spirit of the YMCA mission on multiple levels. He overcame many obstacles in life, having suffered from Post-Polio Syndrome and used the Y as his place of wellness, both physically and spiritually. In addition to his Y-connection, Don was a wonderful human being. He served as a magician in the USO, entertaining troops home and abroad. When Don passed away, he supported the Y on a long-term basis, forever helping kids and families who cannot afford programs and services. Since his passing, we have held the "Changing Lives Determination Celebration" and "Breaking Barriers Award Dinner" recognizing members of the Y who have overcome disabilities, challenges and obstacles to succeed. They have been wonderfully received by our staff, volunteers, board and other members. This year we have selected eleven (11) members to honor. The recipients will be forever recognized in our Rome, Oneida and New Hartford branches.
ONEIDA FAMILY Y:
ROME FAMILY Y:
Billie Jo Ross