Cycle for Strong Kids

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The 14th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids will take place virtually this Sunday, May 30th where participants can have fun supporting YMCA Strong Kids their own way! The event welcomes riders, movers, and shakers of all ages with 100% of the funds raised giving local low-income kids equal opportunity to participate in YMCA child care, day camps, aquatics, mental wellness, employment and before & after school enrichment programs.
 
“We are so grateful to the community members, local businesses and sponsors who are making it possible for the Y to continue offering life-changing programs that address our communities most pressing issues – including inactivity, isolation and poverty,” says Wendy Wright, YMCA of Okanagan Fund Development Officer. “We are aiming to raise $65,000 to support those families who have suffered significant financial hardship due to the crisis and our community is getting creative this year to help us achieve our goal.”
 
  • Local community philanthropist, Jaxon Jurome, will be running from Y to Y to Y - over 30km!
  • Event sponsors Fresh Air, Delcourt Advisory Group and Urban Systems have exciting team ride routes planned. 
  • Y staff members will be cycling from home to work, riding with their families, or hiking one of the Okanagan’s beautiful trails.
One in five children and youth the YMCA serves rely on financial assistance in order to participate. Donations to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign also allows the Y to offer select community initiatives completely free, including employment, young parent and mental wellness program for vulnerable youth; and an afterschool enrichment program for high-risk children. 
 
For more details or to donate, visit our Cycle for Strong Kids web page