YMCA MEGAthon set for Saturday

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Like most five year olds, Parker McDavid loves to swim, play sports and build LEGO. However, those aren’t the only things that Parker enjoys – he is also very creative, a budding artist and a philanthropist! Parker has put his artistic talents to good work by painting a picture of a tree, bird house and a truck pulling a trailer in which he sold tickets on to raise funds to support the YMCA MEGAthon.

“We are so thrilled to hear about Parker’s painting and fundraising efforts. This is exactly what the MEGAthon is about. It is an event to raise funds so that kids, youth and families in our community have access to programs and services at the YMCA, regardless of their financial circumstance,” said Heidi Sinclair, YMCA. “It brings people together to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to be healthy and connected.”

There are lots of activities to participate in – from LEGO challenges, to family Aqualympics, to Aqua Fit, to Pound, to Cycle Fit and more. This high-energy event will offer six hours of exercise for all ages. Participants decide their challenge by choosing to register for one class or six classes. Lunch is provided as well as a MEGAthon shirt. Participants will be asked to collect pledges to help out with the fundraiser. Prizes are available, including a pool party for the school with the most participants.

Child care will be provided by YMCA staff at its on-site Child Care location.

Funds raised support the YMCA financial assistance program. Each year the YMCA provides more than $250,000 in day camp, after school, swimming lessons, membership assistance and more.

Register in advance at the YMCA upcoming MEGAthon on Saturday, May 4th.