YMCA campaign kicks off

Wapakoneta Family YMCA Campaign Chair Rex Katterheinrich and Judy DuBois, co-chair, accept a check for  $1,500 from Jon Derryberry of Sertoma as YMCA Executive Director Josh Little looks on.
Staff Writer

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA raised $18,931 during its 2016 Annual Support Campaign kick off event on Tuesday morning.

The Support Campaign helps provide scholarships and financial assistance to needy and low income families and individuals in the community, Wapakoneta Family YMCA CEO Josh Little said. The campaign aligns with the Y's mission statement, specifically the last two words, which read “for all.”

“Ten percent of our membership is receiving some kind of financial assistance,” Little said. “We take the dollars that are raised from people giving very generous gifts and we reinvest 100 percent of them back into our community through this program.”

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