As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the YMCA makes a promise to never turn anyone away from our programs due to inability to pay. Each year, the Y serves the needs of our community by providing free or highly subsidized programming to those who need us the most. The YMCA focuses on the following critical community needs:
- Third-grade reading
- Child Development
- Teen Development
- Drowning Prevention
- Health and well-being
Each day, we are enriching the lives of our community members, providing a safe place for all children to be nurtured and belong, tackling health challenges like cancer through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, helping to close the gap for under-resourced children who have fallen behind in reading, ensuring that all children, regardless of their ability, have a place to belong, and providing swim lessons to children in our most fragile communities, so they are safe around open water.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!
This Ballantyne road race tradition continues on December 11th, marking the 17th annual Run! Ballantyne 8K, 5K, and Fun Run Presented by Northwood Office. With almost 2,000 participants in our last in-person race, this Morrison and Sara’s YMCA signature event is one of the largest road races in the Ballantyne area. Hit the pavement and make your footprints count in support of the YMCA Annual Campaign that has the potential to give youth an opportunity to play, learn and grow in a safe and thriving environment in enriching YMCA programs like preschool, after school, summer camp and sports.
In 2019, we raised over $72,000 through our YMCA Annual Campaign event participants, volunteers and sponsors to positively impact those in need in throughout the YMCA of Greater Charlotte! We hope you will join our Y movement and help us impact more children and families in need. Make YOUR footprints count.
**Annual Campaign donations are acknowledged as unrestricted. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte uses unrestricted gifts where they can do the most good and we are committed to connecting our community’s most critical needs with donors who can make a difference.**