We have always had a strong relationship with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, but now we can add strong partnership to that association. This year we have done an incredible job of integrating our brands and core strengths to achieved more, and give more to our Dr. Phillips community.
Working together, this last fall we introduced a Rotary International Literacy program called “Josh the Otter” that’s core purpose is to teach water safety and prevent pool drowning. We reached over one thousand children from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. (Five area elementary schools) Each child received their own book and Audio CD, co-branded by our club in Partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA. But what made this really special was the ability to link it to the YMCA Safe-Start program at the same time and share the importance of learning how to swim.
This month our club supported the partnership with a $10,000 sponsorship towards their Scholarship fund. This will go directly to families that can’t afford a membership, and allow them access to this incredible facility. It’s a program we wanted to support because we see how it changes lives. It is almost impossible to go down Dr. Phillips Boulevard or Wallace Road and not see that the YMCA is once again expanding to better serve the needs of the community. And again we are there in partnership with a $25,000 donation towards that growth.
In recognition the YMCA has agreed to give our club Naming Rights to the new Community room in honor of our continued support and partnership, now to be called “The Rotary of Dr. Phillips Community Room”.
We are proud of our strong partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and especially Buddy Evans, District Vice President, YMCA Central Florida and a great Rotarian in our club. Buddy, from all of us within the club we thank you for helping us build the partnership and wish you the best of luck in your new role in South Florida. Congratulations on your promotion.
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