To the Finish Line

Local YMCA Track Program Inspires Athlete All the Way to College

Michael began his track career when the local YMCA implemented a track program. He tried all of the sports offerings at the YMCA but immediately fell in love with the track. In his first sessions he learned about fundamentals and sportsmanship. Micha... Read More

Sam Continues to Inspire and Motivate YMCA Members

Sam is an inspiration to YMCA Members and continues to motivate by example.

In April 2018, the YMCA published a story about a member that inspires members of her community. Samantha Schultz’s story about her journey from a traumatic brain injury to a beloved staff member of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA that inspires and moti... Read More

Where Leprechauns Play and They Know You by Name

A Partnership with a Local Semi-Pro Basketball Team Underscores the Community Spirit of the YMCA

A little-known fact about the Witham Family YMCA is that, from time to time, Leprechauns play in the gym. That is, members of the Lebanon Leprechauns basketball team get in a little practice time at the Y. Rebecca McVay, Marketing Director for the... Read More

From Florida Vacation to a Life-Changing Habit

One retired nurse tells her story of discovering water exercise

Cindy Moser never would have guessed that she would have something in common with water dumbbells, but her vacation turned into a life-changing habit. Cindy retired as a nurse in the late summer, of 2014. A few months into that well-deserved retir... Read More

A Lasting Legacy

A Local Couple Invests in the Community in a Permanent Way

Who is in support of building a YMCA Center here in Westfield to help build a new legacy? The recent unanimous City Council vote in favor of funding for a Y made it obvious that Westfield is behind the endeavor. However, the decision to build a YMCA... Read More