June – November 2014
The Father-Daughter Ball 2014 was such a success! Thank you to all of the fathers, daughters, volunteers, sponsors and staff who made this beautiful event one that impacts the military community for years.
We are thrilled to announce that the Father Daughter Ball was SOLD OUT! We were at maximum capacity at 360 tickets sold. If you did not get tickets for this year’s event, please plan to join us next June. Thank you for making this event a success.
8K Mud Run Sponsored by GEICO Military.
Mini Mud Sponsored by Whole Foods.
Race Expo: August 8th at The Westin Hotel, Town Center 12-7pm
Race Day: Saturday, August 9th at JEB Little Creek-Ft. Story 8am-1pm,
Do you have what it takes to conquer the most challenging 8K on the East Coast? The 14th Annual Armed Services YMCA Mud Run registration is open now! Includes a one mile mini Mud for children ages 5-12. Complete details can be found on the Mud Run website.
Operation Holiday Joy
Annual Thanksgiving Assistance Program
The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads has an extensive Thanksgiving assistance program that provides a turkey and all of the fixings for military families in need. The program relies heavily on food drives and cash donations from the community to provide this outreach each year..
Annually, we receive over 1000 requests for assistance. Requests are generated by military commands and forwarded to our office. If you are looking for assistance, please contact your senior enlisted command representative. Referrals will be handled by our Fleet Readiness Director Jamie Brown.
Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 in cash donations from the community and 1000 each of specific food items. If you have a group or business that would like to partner with us by holding a food drive, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Chrystal Lewis for specific instructions. Posters and boxes are available upon request.
Do you know an outstanding military family who is always there to offer a helping hand to others? A family who volunteers in their community or within their command. We want to celebrate them at our 20th Annual Five Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon in November. Each year we select a family from each branch of the military who best represents their branch by serving others.
The family can be nominated by their command, by business, civic leagues or non profit organizations. The nominees are are vetted through a selection committee comprised of representatives from our Major Community Partners.The winning families are then honored at the luncheon.
We need your help in finding these special people in our community. To nominate an outstanding military family just click here and tell us all about them.
Selection Criteria: Active duty E-6 or below and with a minimum of 1 year of service, Family must exemplify integrity and the core values of their branch of service, Nominated family should have a record of community service and be available to attend the ceremony on November 7th at the Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach.
Nomination packages must be received no later than October 10th, 2014.
If you would like to sponsor a table at the five star luncheon, please click here.
Thank you for all who have applied to the Operation Ride Home program for 2014. We are no longer accepting application for this year.
For a list of other Armed Services YMCA branches participating in this program, visit our national website at www.asymca.org.
Operation Ride Home is an initiative to help send junior enlisted military personnel home for the holidays. Many of these young service men and women are miles from home and can’t afford the sometimes exorbitant plane flares to get there. With a grant provided by Jack Daniels, we are able to subsidize the airfare or provide travel vouchers to drive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who qualifies for Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home with the Armed Services YMCA?
A: This program is for junior enlisted service members who might not otherwise financially be able to travel home for the Holidays. The program is open to single and married E-4 and below active duty members and their immediate family members.
Q: What Armed Services YMCA locations and/or Military Installations will be part of the program?
A: In Hampton Roads, all active duty military members E-4 & below are eligible to apply.
Be Involved with Hampton Roads, VA ASYMCA
The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.
Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved:
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