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The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce a grant to:
For period ending May 31, 2012 - The YMCA of Southern Nevada
The Y’s Strong Kids Campaign
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of youth, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of Southern Nevada, established in 1944, invites community members to stay active at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive and Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.
At the Y, no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. The Y offers financial assistance based on household income and size, and reviews special circumstances like medical expenses and unemployment. In 2010, the Y gave 26,000 Southern Nevadans direct financial assistance. Financial assistance is made available through the annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, United Way funding and grants. Funds raised defray the cost of membership and programs - everything from swim lessons and camp to sports and preschool - for those who might not otherwise be able to afford the Y experience. For more information, visit www.lasvegasymca.org or call (702) 877-9622.
For period ending May 31, 2012 - The First Tee of Southern Nevada
The First Tee of Southern Nevada, the leading youth golf organization that enriches lives and develops better citizens, ensures that participants learn the fundamentals of golf and its inherent values by providing accessible and affordable golf experiences including the life skills curriculum based Golf Fore Kids development program, the SNJGA Tour competitive tournament program, and the Driving the Dream scholarship program for higher education. The First Tee of Southern Nevada serves: Las Vegas, N. Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, and Pahrump. In 2009, 55,000 young people participated in The First Tee programming in Southern Nevada. Visit their website at www.thefirstteesouthernnevada.org