In the Press

WWFY to Award 15 Needs-Based Lifeguard Certification Scholarships

WWFY has received funding to award 15, needs-based, Lifeguard Certification Scholarships leading up to the Summer season. These scholarships allow us to reach underserved young adults (ages 15-23) in Lower Fairfield County, and give them access to transformational opportunities and experiences to learn new skills, meet new people, and find purpose in gainful employment.
May 5, 2022: Press Release
May 5, 2022: EINnews.com
May 5, 2022: Westport Journal

WWFY Aqua Fit Group Raises Awareness for Veterans’ Groups

Throughout May, the Aqua Fit group is sponsoring a donation box with “Wish List”, in the Y lobby and hosting a ‘drop-in’ Aqua Fit class for $20 per person. Both collections support Homes for the Brave, a nonprofit helping homeless veterans.
May 2, 2022: DanWoog06880 Roundup

AAPI Festival to be held at WWFY on May 7, during ‘AAPI Heritage Month’

AAPI Westport, a group focusing on awareness of the Asian American Pacific Islander community, plans a series of AAPI Heritage Months events in May to highlight its mission. An AAPI Festival, featuring performances and food, will take place at the WWFY on May 7 from 2-4PM. 
April 28, 2022: DanWoog06880 Article
April 29, 2022: Westport Journal

Introducing LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Program on May 9

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a research based, free 12-week program that provides a safe, supportive environment for adults living with, through, and beyond cancer to participate in physical, educational, and social activities.
May 9, 2022: News12 TV Clip
May 6, 2022: newstimes.com Community News
May 6, 2022: ctinsider.com, Community News
April 28, 2022: Press Release
April 28, 2022: EINnews.com
April 27, 2022: DanWoog06880 Roundup

Y Member, Jane Laska’s Story of Ukraine, shared by Lindsay Czarniak

Lindsay Czarniak is a Fox Sports anchor and reporter, who shared a story of Jane Laska from the Ukraine. Ashlee Grieb, WWFY Cardio Dance Jam instructor developed choreography and played the song — “Good Evening, We Are From Ukraine” — as a way to support Jane. It was a special moment, for Ashlee and Jane. Click on the article below to see the video for yourself.
April 8, 2022: DanWoog06880 Roundup
April 8, 2022: Lindsay Czarniak Instagram Video, Over 13k Views

Dedication of the “Sally Silverstein Viewing Area”

Naming of the ‘Sally Silverstein Viewing Area’ to be held on March 4.
February 23, 2022: DanWoog06880 Unsung Hero #228 Article
February 25, 2022: Press Release
February 25, 2022: EINnews.com
March 1, 2022: DanWoog06880 RoundUp
March 7, 2022: Westport Journal by Jarett Liotta

Lunar New Year

AAPI held their Lunar New Year Celebration at our Y on Feb 5th.
February 5, 2022: Y News
February 5, 2022: Westport Journal
February 5, 2022: Westport News
February 5, 2020: AAPIwestport.com Event Photos

Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund 2021

At the BFSRF Awards Ceremony, $290,000 in grants were dispersed to 28 organizations in the Greater Fairfield County area whose programs focus on supporting equitable educational programs for students in our community.
January 15, 2022: Dan Woog LifeBridge Article
December 16, 2021: Press Release

Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund Aids Nonprofits; Grant Application Deadline Approaches
September 8, 2021: Dan Woog Article

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Westport Weston Family YMCA
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