Photo Caption: Standing behind the Y campers holding the check (l-r) are Rob Johnson, Kettle Moraine YMCA Chief Executive Officer; David Hildebrandt, General Manager of the West Bend Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership; Glenn Leinen, General Manager of the West Bend Nissan dealership; and Jenny Zaskowski, Kettle Moraine YMCA Director of Donor Development.
July 9, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Each day, the Y works side-by-side with their neighbors to strengthen our community. For the second consecutive year, the Russ Darrow Group’s dealerships in West Bend participated in a program to support the Kettle Moraine YMCA’s “Send a Kid to Camp Campaign.”
During the month of May, the Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, Nissan, and Toyota Scion dealerships in West Bend contributed a portion of their vehicle sales to the campaign. Their $7,500 donation gives local kids in need the opportunity to attend Y Summer Day Camp, having the same opportunity as other kids to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories.
Last year, 16% of local kids who attended Y Summer Day Camp received financial assistance through the Y’s Annual Campaign. Throughout the summer, the Y is able to provide 2,400 minutes of outdoor activities, 300 minutes of swimming each week, 12 fun field trips and zero minutes of cell phones or social media use!
“We are thrilled that we were again able to support this wonderful program and allow more children to enjoy a variety of activities that are not only fun, but educational,” said Mike Darrow, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our appreciation is extended to all our loyal customers who enabled us to help these kids experience and explore nature, find new talents, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories.”
Summer Day Camp runs through September 1, 2018. For more information or to register, visit www.kmymca.org/daycamp. For camp questions, contact Matt McCann at 262-247-1056 or [email protected]