Volunteers cooking food at the South Tampa BBQ Fundraiser. 

Volunteers at the South Tampa BBQ Fundraiser.

In the heart of many communities lies a nonprofit organization committed to fostering growth, nurturing potential and providing support to those in need—the YMCA! Through our wide array of programs, the Tampa YMCA serves as a cornerstone for building stronger, more inclusive communities, and it is through donations we receive through our Annual Campaign that each YMCA is able to offer financial assistance to provide individuals with discounted memberships and lower rates for programs like summer camp, swim lessons and youth sports.

Each year, our Annual Campaign wraps up at the end of April, and our Ys take the month to celebrate and elevate our fundraising efforts with My Y Week. Each YMCA celebrates My Y Week with a variety of events and activities designed to raise awareness and help us meet our campaign goal. From BBQ fundraisers and color runs to dunk tanks, duck derbies and more, each event, no matter the size, encourages our members to learn more about our mission and donate to support those who cannot afford our programs.

By supporting your local YMCA, you help maintain our vital community spaces, promote social cohesion and help create memories that will last a lifetime. 

We are thankful to our Y community and its dedication to ensuring everyone, regardless of their circumstances, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Whether you attended one of our fantastic My Y Week events that occurred earlier this month or have one marked on your calendar for next week, we are thankful for your support and look forward to continuing this fun, engaging tradition!

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2024.