2018 Internal Strong Kids Campaign Kickoff

It Starts with Us!

YMCA Employees let’s get excited! Monday, January 29 is the kick-off to our 2018 Strong Kids Campaign! Click the button below to access the YMCA 2018 Strong Kids Internal Campaign page. Questions? Contact Lynn Eck at leck@springfieldymca.org 

Strong Kids 2018 LIVE AUCTION!

Let the Bidding Begin!

Both the public and YMCA employees are invited to participate in the Strong Kids 2018 live auction. The auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29 and will close at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1. Click on the button below to access the live auction page. Questions? Contact Lynn Eck at leck@springfieldymca.org 

Strong Kids 2018 LIVE AUCTION (YMCA Employees & Public)

Strong Kids Campaign & Scholarship Fund

Throughout Springfield, countless people know the Y for adult fitness or youth sports. It seems every child learns to swim at the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than gym and swim. We are exercise and education, volleyball and volunteerism, preschool gymnastics and preventive health. The Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies, it strengthens our community.

The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference. But we need your support to make it happen.

No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day!

Be a Superhero: Donate Now!

DID YOU KNOW? Last year the Springfield Y…

  • We gave out almost $521,000 in direct financial assistance.

  • subsidized the Saturday Strikers Bowling Program at a cost of $25,000.

  • provided 275 summer camp weeks to under-privileged youth!

  • subsidized use of our facilities to 1,520 members.

  • provided 229 swimming lessons to physically and mentally disabled children.

  • 225 kids participated in SPY Swim Team

  • provided swim lessons to over 3,254 individuals.

  • had over 2,557 kiddos enjoy camp programs.

  • provided summer camp for 25 Matthew Project kids.

  • sent 60 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics.

  • raised $6,500 in the Pie for the Y campaign.

  • had 497 individuals donate 8,948 hours of service to youth sports programs.

  • provided 1,445 scholarship units.

  • and more!

Read our mission stories.

A safe, healthy summer for all kids!

Last year we served 18,592 youths at the Y. We provided 2,864 youth scholarship memberships and 145 summer camp weeks to underprivileged youth ages 5-14. We also provided programming to an additional 217 participants who are physically or mentally disadvantaged. We do this amazing work with your generosity and support.


Click here to view the YMCA 2016 Community Benefit Report.

For only $50, you give two children with special needs the opportunity to learn to swim. $75 gives a child the opportunity to play a youth sport. And, $150 provides a child a one-year membership to the Y!

For more information about our Strong Kids Scholarship Fund, please call or email Lynn Eck, Development Director at 217-544-9846, ext. 116 or leck@springfieldymca.org. Recognition begins at the $150 level with a plaque and invitation to our Thank You Dinner at Island Bay Yacht Club on June 27. All money raised goes to the Y’s scholarship program, every penny stays in our Y, and all gifts are tax deductible! We love to hear stories of how the Y has made an impact on your life. Please share your story with us!


Every gift makes a difference.
Every person makes an impact.

Together, we achieve so much more.

The Y. So Much More.

Pie for the Y!

EVENTS that Benefit the Strong Kids Scholarship Fund

  • Prairie Shark 2 Mile Swim – (New date announced soon!) – Register

  • Hy-Vee Healthy Kids Day Triathlon – April 28

  • Pie for the Y – May 7-11 – Look for decorated cans in the lobbies of each Y and put a donation in an employee’s jar of your choice. Winners will get pied, and get an opportunity to pie their supervisors… all the way up to the CEO!

  • Chip in For Charity –

  • YMCA Golf for Kids  – September 20, Piper Glen – Join Us

  • YMCA Trivia Night – tentatively November 2 – Reserve your table