May – November 2015
Sponsored by SERCO
Serco and the Armed Services YMCA are partnering to provide fishing trips for 80 of our local wounded veterans* on May 29, 2015. The trips are all inclusive and will include a bag lunch, soda, water, fishing license, rod rental, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning! The boats are wheel chair accessible and a medical service member will travel with the crew. Extra hands will be on board to help those who may need assistance. Fishing will be provided by Rudee Inlet Charters. For fishing information out of Rudee Inlet, check out www.rudeeinletcharters.com.
There will be a picnic lunch at the inlet from 11:30am-1:00pm. Reservations are required and will be made on a first come, first served basis. Email both pages of the application below to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 757-363-1884×308 attn Chrystal.
A rain date will be set in case of inclement weather.
Please Note: For the purposes of this trip, a wounded veteran is someone who was injured while serving in the line of duty.
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. We have a the date set for June 25th so you can start planning! TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE MAY 1st. Thank you for making this event a success.We look forward to “a Night in Paris” with you this year!
Join us as we celebrate the America’s birthday! The Armed Forces Motorcycle Club of America, Virginia Chapter is throwing a party and you are invited. One ticket price gets you food, music and a cool t-shirt. Whether you ride or drive to show your support, this will be a fun afternoon and will benefit the Armed Services YMCA. Hope to see you there!
15th Annual 8K Mud Run
Race Expo: August 7th at The Westin Hotel, Town Center 12-7pm
Race Day: Saturday, August 8th 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.
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 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, 2015.
If you would like to sponsor a table at the five star luncheon, please click here.
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 monetary donations from the community to provide this outreach each year. Thanks to donations from Serco, Seven-Eleven, Ovation Brands, Navy Federal Credit Union, Geico, Bradley Morris and local military commands, we were able to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to 525 families this 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 for next 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 for 2015, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Chrystal Lewis for specific instructions. Posters and boxes are available upon request.
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.
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