2014 YMCA Year in Review

2014 was a great year for your Y and your community!

The Hopkins County Family YMCA is honored and humbled to be a part of so many great things going on in our community!  Here is just a short list of what we accomplished last year!

- The Y received 4 grants totaling almost $75,000.  This is funding that we put directly back into the community; the majority in Youth Development.

- We upgraded several areas in our facilities including two additional van wraps for the Summer Food Service Program, remodeled the basement kitchen, a new pool deck, a new security system installed at the Kid Center, new paint & TVs at the Kid Center, new paint & TVs in the weight room, a walk-in cooler at the Kid Center and a new concrete pad on the Kid Center playground for basketball and Four Square.

- We ran another successful Summer Food Service Program serving over 40,000 meals in 2014 to 2,400 kids in Hopkins County.

- The Y had huge swim team participation last year and we're excited to unveil the new recreational swim team: The Mady Mantas.

- Our swim lesson participation doubled.  The Y is proud to offer life saving skills to Hopkins County youth.

- The Y touched the lives of over 700 youth in Hopkins County through youth sports including dance, football, soccer, basketball, t-ball, and archery.

- We had almost 100,000 member visits to the Hopkins County Family YMCA in 2014.

- Your Y hosted numerous school groups for rewards trips, as well as church lock-ins and birthday parties.

- 2,400 fitness classes were taught last year, including introducing R.I.P.P.E.D. into our class schedule.

- 337 children across Hopkins County participated in the 5210 program with their elementary school.

- 145 senior adults participated in social events outside of their typical exercise classes.

- Over $60,000 was raised for our Annual Giving Campaign.

- The Y helped more than 7,200 individuals in 2014 thanks to $600,000 in free, sponsored or subsidized programs & services.

- The Hopkins County Family YMCA lead the Kentucky Alliance on Membership Reciprocity to allow our members access to every other Y in Kentucky.

- The Patrick Rudd Project was created under the Y's Outreach Department to honor a local hero, further our Military Initiative and raise awareness to Hopkins County First Responders.  Over $21,000 was raised for PRP in 2014, with over $15,000 distributed to Hopkins County law enforcement agencies and fire departments through Everyday Heroes mini grants.

- Your YMCA provided leadership for the second year in a row to organize the 9/11 Heroes Run - Madisonville.  772 ran or walked in the 2014 event and helped raise almost $23,000.  247 volunteers assisted with last year's race and over 20 organizations collaborated on the event.

- The Y hosted the first annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on September 11th thanks to a collaboration with the Patrick Rudd Project and The Crowded House.  Over 75 law enforcement officers and fire fighters were fed.


Check out our 2014 Year in Review on YouTube!