Guelph Y Annual Megathon Fundraiser Raises Over $22,000.00 in Support of Guelph Y Community Programs

Guelph  Y Annual Megathon Fundraiser Raises Over $22,000.00 in Support of Guelph Y Community Programs 

GUELPH – ON, the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph annual Megathon fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, 2017 raised over $22,000 in support of Guelph Y community programs. Guelph Y Members and Community Members participated as heroes by completing a Megathon challenge and raising pledges. The Guelph Y had many successful challenges throughout the day including a Float your Boat challenge where families used duct tape, cardboard, and determination to get across the Guelph Y pool to race against other families, a weight lifting challenge, as well as a timed cycle challenge.

All proceeds from the Guelph Y Megathon go towards the Guelph Y’s community programs. The community programs at the Guelph Y support both members and non-members. These include providing financial assistance, free one year memberships for newcomers to Canada, customized post-rehab programs, free swim to survive lessons for all kids, subsidized summer day camp, and many more. In 2016, the Guelph Y offered $324,519.00 of financial assistance to 1,533 people. With your support, together we open the doors to healthy and active lives for all individuals in our community.

A special thank you goes to our sponsors for Megathon, Canadian Basketball League, Cybex International, and Hematite. The Guelph Y will be accepting donations for the Megathon fundraiser in support of Guelph Y community programs at www.guelphymegathon.org until Sunday, March 12, 2017.

For high resolution photos of the fundraiser or for more information, please contact Alexandra Reid, Coordinator of Development and Communications at 519-824-5150 ext. 268 or alexandrareid@guelphy.org

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