NSYMCA’s Strong Kids Moves to ‘Community Strong’ Fundraiser


Like so many organizations over the past year, the YMCA of the Northern Suburbs has had to adapt to the pandemic and post-pandemic needs of the community in order to continue serving its members. Part of the evolution of the Y is the announcement of its new fundraising efforts, Community Strong. New Community Strong fundraisers include a first golf outing and Community Strong patio party on July 22, and a Community Strong Under the Stars Dinner, formerly known as the Ken & Alta Theil Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner on July 28. August.

Community Strong events will fund the Y’s financial aid scholarships and support its operations and community programs.

Community Strong Golf Outing, the first event in the series, will be hosted at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling and sponsored by Northwestern Medicine. The outing includes a ‘beat the pro’ contest, lunch offered by the Tropical Smoothie Cafe, prizes from local retailers like Target and Best Buy, and ends with a festive Patio party with food, drink, music. and rewards.

“We are honored to support the NSYMCA and help them in their efforts to rebuild the Y and support the community,” said Johanna Benavides, Director of Operations at Northwestern Medicine. “Northwestern Medicine believes in supporting our communities and we see all the amazing things the Y is doing for families in need, especially during the pandemic. Strong communities are healthy communities. It truly is a natural partnership for us. and we couldn’t be more proud to help in their efforts for a stronger community. “

“We have continued to adapt and change with the needs of our community, and we feel so lucky to have such tremendous support from companies like Northwestern Medicine and many others,” said Kathy Fielding. , CEO of the North Suburban YMCA. “Our new fundraising name, ‘Community Strong,’ emphasizes the breadth of our efforts beyond the walls of the Y, as well as the Y’s ongoing mission in terms of education options and services. inclusive programming. We are committed to being there for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, so these fundraisers are imperative for the Y’s reconstruction and continued support for community needs. “

In addition to fundraising for the golf outing, the Y will end the summer with an assortment of Community Strong events scheduled from August 22 to August 22. 28. NSYMCA’s Community Strong Fundraising Week will feature a live online event on August 22, followed by a week-long silent auction, Y impact stories, and will end with dinner Community Strong Celebration Under the Stars on August 28. the dinner will feature live music, a live auction, dinner, and the Ken and Alta Thiel Award for Social Responsibility and Leadership. The award, named in honor of the founders of the North Suburban Y, Ken and Alta Thiel, will be awarded to a supporter of the community.

The annual event provides funding to make Y and community programs accessible to those in need and includes after-school child care, classes, summer camps, needs programs. specials and memberships. The event will follow all CDC guidelines with plans in place for special seating, distancing and disinfection.

To purchase golf outing tickets or to be a Community Strong Golf Outing Sponsor, visit the North Suburbs YMCA website at www.nsymca.org/golf.

To learn more about the community’s efforts and the August 28 dinner, please visit www.nsymca.org/communitystrong or contact Kim Nyren at [email protected]

About the North Suburbs YMCA

The Northern Suburbs YMCA serves Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected and more confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or origin, have the opportunity to learn, grow and flourish. . The NSYMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and is a 501 (c) 3 charity, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more about NSYMCA.org.


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