Randy Christian

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"I am honoured to share my good fortune by sponsoring Y memberships for children and families in need".

When my children were young the Y was like a second home to us. We spent many a day swimming in the pool together, working out in the gym, and developed countless happy family memories. Now that my kids are grown I still regularly work out at the Kelowna Family Y. While I am there, I often see kids playing basketball in the gym, swimming in the pool, hanging out with other kids, or spending time with their families. Seeing this gives me great joy.

During last years’ Move to Give campaign, I read about the ability to sponsor a family and that 100% of my donation would go directly to providing them with a membership. Immediately I liked the mechanics of the program and based on my history with the Y, I decided to make a donation to help a family who couldn’t afford a membership on their own. This year I renewed that commitment to help even more children and families.

Quite simply, the Y is a good place for a kid to be. I know that my children benefited from the positive experiences they had at the Y, and I wanted to do my part to ensure no family in need would ever be denied quality time together.