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Thanksgiving 2021 Message from Ronn McMahon

2021 Thanksgiving Gratitude Message

Y News
Thanksgiving is a time when we take inventory of our blessings, and it’s certainly something I have done more and more of in recent days. At the top of my gratitude list is the honor of being part of the Greater Wichita YMCA family.  I am proud to see firsthand the impact the Y’s mission has on...
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#YiBELONG Lifeguards Blog North

Dedicated Lifeguards Carry Out Y Mission Daily

The Greater Wichita YMCA is a place where all of us belong. We participate in classes, programs and sports for many different reasons, but one thing is constant: the Y makes us feel welcome, accepted and loved. Every person who comes here and works here has a #YiBELONG story to tell, and we’re...
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Nancee Knierim #YiBELONG

#YiBELONG: Nancee Knierim

Nancee Knierim belongs at the Greater Wichita YMCA because the staff at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA only see her ability, not her age.  At age 69, she set a goal to run a marathon.   Here is her story in her own words:  My name is Nancee Knierim. I am 69 years old and have the usual...
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Pick Your Battle ICT brings out Y family in inaugural year

Philanthropy
Pick Your Battle ICT attracts nearly 70 registered teams The Greater Wichita YMCA hosted its first-ever Pick Your Battle ICT tournament on July 10 at Farha Sports Center-South, raising nearly $54,000 for the Y’s Strong Community Campaign. The event served up two of the fastest-growing sports in...
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#YiBELONG: Aisha Smith

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Aisha belongs Let us introduce you to Aisha Smith, group exercise coordinator at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA. She is a powerful example of how access to a Y membership through financial assistance can literally turn someone’s life around.  In 2009, she left an...
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Olivia sitting on a balance beam

#YiBELONG: Olivia

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Olivia belongs Let us introduce you to Olivia, one of the Y’s youth athletes whose perspective on being part of a team transcends her years.     “I belong to the YMCA because God blessed me with gymnastics. The Y is my happy place. It’s where I love to be. When I am...
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