The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads’ annual PUTT PUTT Winter Classic is a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event benefitting the organization’s no-cost and low-cost programs and services for junior enlisted service members and their families stationed in Hampton Roads. The Armed Services YMCA exists to enhance the lives of military members in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
A truly anticipated event each year, the Father Daughter Military Ball is a chance for Dads and Daughters to get all dressed up and have a fun-filled night out. Tickets include dinner and dessert, dancing, photos, and activities.
This annual fishing trip is in support of wounded, ill, and injured veterans in Hampton Roads. The event takes place during Warrior Week and celebrates the resilient spirit of our veterans.
Each year, the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads recognizes one family from each branch of service for their outstanding commitment to volunteerism in our Hampton Roads community. Five Star Military Families are nominated by their Commands, family, friends, peers, or themselves.
Operation Holiday Joy delivers Thanksgiving meals to active duty, junior enlisted military families in need. Each meal includes a turkey voucher and all the fixings to make a delicious holiday meal. Applications will be accepted starting Fall 2021.
In addition to our Virtual & In-Person Operation Little Learners sessions at our Regional Office in Virginia Beach. We also offer monthly field trips for our families. These trips are FREE and open to all active-duty families with dependents ages 18 months to 5 years.
During the 2019 holiday season in Hampton Roads, we approved 129 applications for rides home, reuniting a total of 269 family members. 180 adults and 89 military kids got to spend time with family because of this program. Jack Daniel's contributed a total of $53,305 to fund rides home... wherever home may be. From Oregon to Puerto Rico, our military family was able to make the dream of a holiday spent together a reality.