YMCA DETERMINATION CELEBRATION
honoring the achievements of our members
Reaching milestones, overcoming pain or illness, embracing aging, pushing out of the comfort zone, making life-long friends… these are just a few of the testimonies from recipients of the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley’s annual Don Connelly Determination award.
Over 150 YMCA members, families, staff and volunteers celebrated determination to overcome adversity through motivation and commitment at the annual Determination Celebration gala on Saturday, April 22 at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel.
Held annually in memory of long-time Oneida member, Don Connelly, who suffered from Post-Polio Syndrome, the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley acknowledges members in Oneida and Rome who, like Connelly, use the Y to achieve significant goals and refuse to give up.