What do you get when you combine Bollywood dancing, line dancing, ping pong, swimming, a forest adventure race and raising money for a great cause? The YMCA Strong Kids Megathon.
Get active with your family and help support your community by participating in the YMCA Strong Kids Megathon on Sunday, June 7. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five locations in Vancouver, Surrey, Chilliwack and Gibsons:
- Robert Lee YMCA – Downtown Vancouver
- Langara Family YMCA – Vancouver
- Tong Louie Family YMCA – Surrey
- Chilliwack Family YMCA – Chilliwack
- YMCA Camp Elphinstone – Gibsons
Believe it or not, one in five kids who go to the Y require financial assistance to access physical activity programs they otherwise couldn’t afford. With families facing mounting time and financial pressures, it’s no wonder that only five per cent of kids are getting the daily recommended amount of physical activity. The Y exists to change this trend, providing more than $2.1 million in direct financial assistance to 12,279 children and families last year. But the need is growing, and they need your help.
How does the YMCA Strong Kids Megathon work? Sign up as an individual or create a bit of friendly competition and register as a team. Choose one or more activities to challenge yourself or your team with, such as:
- Family Aqualympics
- Zumba meets Bollywood
- Family Fitness Circuit
- Nu Step
- Ping Pong
- Outdoor Adventure Race
Then, reach out to your family and friends to raise pledges so that the Y can continue providing financial assistance to children and families so they can access life-enhancing programs. The YMCA is hoping to raise $60,000 this year towards the annual fundraising goal of $850,000, and they need your help to do it.
To learn more or register for the YMCA Strong Kids Megathon, visit vanymcamegathon.ca.
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