March – November 2015
Texas de Brazil is a high end Brazilian steak house that loves our military. They want to treat a junior enlisted family to a free steak dinner at their new location in MacArthur Center in Norfolk.This is a national promotion and we are lucky enough to be able to participate here in the Hampton Roads region.
To view website, click here – http://www.texasdebrazil.com/locations/virginia/norfolk/
To be considered for the random drawing on April 1, 2015, you must be junior enlisted (E-5 and below), active duty military stationed in the Hampton Roads area. All branches of service welcome to enter. Dinner must be redeemed in the month of April. Restaurant is not open for lunch.
Contest has ended. Thank you for all who participated.
Serco and the Armed Services YMCA are partnering to provide fishing trips for 80 of our local wounded veterans* on May 28, 2015. A rain date is set for June 5th in the event of inclement weather. 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.
Registration is now open. If you prefer to fill out the forms and mail them in. click here. 2015 HFH Application and waiver
Email both pages of the application below to email@example.com or fax to 757-363-1884×308 attn. Chrystal. You can also mail the completed application to our office at 1465 Lakeside Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
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.
[Please Note: For the purposes of this trip, a wounded veteran is someone who was injured while serving in the line of duty.]
Each year we join some of our Armed Services YMCA branches in executing the time honored tradition known as the Father Daughter Ball. There is nothing more special than military dads in full dress uniform making their little girls feel like a princess for a day. The time spent together gives them a chance to bond and connect without the distractions of everyday life and makes for memories they will never forget.
We are proud to be a part of these memories and invite you and your daughters to join us from 6 to 9 pm on June 25th at the beautiful Westin Hotel in Town Center, Virginia Beach for “A Night in Paris”. This year’s theme promises to whisk you away to the city of lights for fun filled evening with dinner, dancing and prizes.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE MAY 1st. This event is for military dads only and daughters ages 3-18.
Dress for the event is formal so that means dress uniform (summer) for the dad and a gown or fancy dress for the girls.
The Father-Daughter Ball 2014 was a sold out event! Thank you to all of the fathers, daughters, volunteers, sponsors and staff who made this beautiful event one that impacts the local military community in such a positive way.
We would like to thank our sponsors for not only making this event possible, but for making it better each year. We look forward to spending “A Night in Paris” with you this year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and helping us bring this theme to life, download the sponsorship packet. Thank you. 2015_ball_sponsor_packet
Hampton Roads, start your engines and 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. Join us as we unite together on a ride for a cause. The Poker Run will start at 9 am at the AFMC and end at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill. Riders will have a chance to enter to win a Harley Davidson engine and a 50/50. One ticket price gets you food, music and a cool event t-shirt. Don’t have a hog? Meet us at Grumpy’s at the end. This will be a great day and will benefit the Armed Services YMCA. Hope to see you there!
Click here to register
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 base 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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