LEARN, GROW, THRIVE
All proceeds benefit the Santa Maria Valley YMCA families of our community, especially those with limited means
The Y Mission: To Strengthen our community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Changing it up by providing scholarships to families in need AND supporting fellow nonprofits.
Mental Wellness for Youth: The Y board has worked to create 2021 strategic plan specifically around addressing post covid mental wellness for our youth. They will be coming back to summer camp and to school with enormous emotional baggage. We have a task force already creating a way to offer mental and emotional coping tools to hundreds of children our Y staff work with every day on several different school campuses and at the Y. SEW (Social Emotional Wellness)
RiseUP: These kids are now more in the shadows and at higher risk of gang involvement and dropping out of school than ever. We will continue to bring them in, handpicked by their principals, and provide them with an educational experience and a ‘bridge’ into the Hancock College Bulldog program to secure the educational futures, no matter the odds.
This year, we are honoring 2 very dear friends of the Santa Maria Valley YMCA.
Ed Murray started our Y golf tournament 42 years ago (as a celebrity, of course!) and we dedicate this year’s 42nd to him in a way he would love. We are raising funds for the Neuroboxing Santa Maria that helped him so much with his balance during his journey.
Phoebe Jaeckels is a long time Y golf committee member and this year she is a warrior against her own cancer fight. We thought it would be amazing to raise funds for her other nonprofit of choice, Hats for Hope! Phoebe agrees 100%.
Thank you for making so much possible for so many. Please take care of yourselves and one another. Our community is strong, and together, we can do anything!