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YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being. The YMCA is values-based, mission-driven and totally focused on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA of Greater Kansas City serves more than 200,000 individuals and families in the metro area. The 19 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health and Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.

By intent and action, the YMCA's reach is broad and welcoming. The Christian principles of the YMCA's foundation continue to guide each program and operation. Kansas City locations serve people of all ages, races and religions. The annual mission campaign raises funds to provide financial assistance to families throughout Greater Kansas City. The financial assistance program makes membership and programs available to all no matter what their economic situation.

The YMCA offers a wide variety of inclusive activities along with the Challenger programs for individuals that decide not to participate in typical sports or recreational activities.  The Challenger program includes baseball, basketball, swimming, tennis, bowling, arts, fitness, soccer, social activities, field trips, etc.  The participants are paired up with a volunteer buddy that assists them as much or as little as needed during each activity.

Contact: Michelle Ford

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

3100 Broadway, Ste. 1020
Kansas City, MO 64111

Telephone: 816-360-3304

Email: michelleford@kansascityymca.org

Website: http://www.kansascityymca.org/

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