Eden and Reidsville YMCAs Recognize Volunteers of the Year

Volunteers were honored at event on Sunday, May 7th

(Greensboro, NC) – Over 1,000 YMCA of Greensboro volunteers, including those from the Eden Family YMCA and Reidsville YMCA, were invited to Camp Weaver on Sunday, May 7, 2017, for a volunteer appreciation event.  Volunteers and their families enjoyed camp activities like the high ropes course, climbing walls, canoeing, archery, and arts and crafts.  Also during this event, YMCA leaders recognized Volunteers of the Year from each branch.

The Volunteer of the Year awards are presented in three categories:  Adult Volunteer of the Year, Campaigner of the Year (advocate for the Annual Campaign), and Youth Volunteer of the Year.  The 2016 recipients from Rockingham County are:

Reidsville YMCA

Charlie Van Hook, Adult Volunteer of the Year

Paula Sanchez, Campaigner of the Year

Hanna Covington, Youth Volunteer of the Year

Eden Family YMCA

Jamie Sexton, Sr., Adult Volunteer of the Year

Jim Hamrick, Campaign of the Year

Reidsville – Greg Jones (YMCA of Greensboro President/CEO), Charlie Van Hook (Reidsville YMCA Adult Volunteer of the Year), Heather Whitsett (Reidsville YMCA Executive Director)

Reidsville- Greg Jones (YMCA of Greensboro President/CEO), Hanna Covington (Reidsville YMCA Youth Volunteer of the Year), Heather Whitsett (Reidsville YMCA Executive Director)


“The YMCA was founded by volunteers and continues to be an organization that depends on volunteers to achieve its goals,” says Kim McKone, Director of Outreach for the YMCA of Greensboro.  “We are grateful for the over 1,000 volunteers who supported the YMCA with the gifts of time and talents in 2016, and are pleased to honor them.”  The YMCA of Greensboro locations welcome volunteers to assist with membership activities, mentor children in the community, coach youth sports, and help with the YMCA National Swim Meet.  For more information and to apply, please contact your local branch or visit ymcagreensboro.org.

About the YMCA of Greensboro

The YMCA of Greensboro was founded in 1889 with a mission to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Through its eight branches and YMCA Camp Weaver, the YMCA of Greensboro is strengthening the foundations of our community by offering a warm and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, faiths, beliefs, and physical and financial abilities participate in worthwhile programs and meaningful experiences that make a positive difference in their lives. For more information on the YMCA of Greensboro, please visit www.ymcagreensboro.org.

YMCA of Greensboro News Release  •  May 15, 2017  •  Julie Swanner

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