OKLAHOMA CITY– The Earlywine Park branch of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City has named Mid-America Christian University its Service to Youth award-winner.
“MACU has been a great community partner,” said YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Executive Director Kelly Kay. “MACU’s coaches and student-athletes volunteer their time to run free season clinics for our kids enrolled in YMCA soccer, basketball and volleyball. They volunteer countless hours to enhance the experience for kids playing in YMCA leagues.”
Kay said MACU has also provided its facilities for coaches meetings, league games and player clinics for youth enrolled in YMCA programs.
“Because of their Servant’s Spirit, MACU has saved the Y thousands of dollars. MACU truly lives both their mission and the mission of the Y by investing their time and talent in the Oklahoma City community.”
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Board Member Tricia Everest said the YMCA would not be able to serve the community without volunteers like the coaches and staff at MACU.
“They provide leadership and talent that is vital to empowering Oklahomans to learn, grow and thrive. MACU has made a meaningful impact in the lives of others.”
Every year, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City honors individuals and organizations who have impacted the nonprofit’s programs for youth and adults.
This year’s ceremony was held Jan. 10 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club in Nichols Hills, Okla.