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February 10, 2011

Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign

The YMCA of San Diego County has launched its Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign to financially support individuals and families in need, so that they can participate in YMCA programs and services. Funds raised directly support the Y’s cause of strengthening communities by nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Providing financial support is critical to the Y’s goal of ensuring that everyone has access to programs and services that support their individual health and well-being.

“At the YMCA of San Diego County, we count on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to make a meaningful impact on our community,” said Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, Senior VP Development and Communications, YMCA of San Diego County. “We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.”

The Annual Support Campaign is the "lifeblood" of the YMCA and is conducted annually by volunteers to secure charitable donations from individuals, companies, foundations, and community organizations to help fund the YMCA´s extensive youth programs. These funds help to insure that no child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

To learn more about the event or how to support the Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign please contact Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, Senior VP Development and Communications at 858-292-9622, [email protected], or visit www.ymca.org for more information.

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