Dear YMCA Friends,
Here are a few highlights of what's happening through your YMCA over the past month. From winning golf matches and baseball games to honoring staff, the YMCA is proudly impacting lives all around.
Youth Development

Congratulations to the PGA Junior League Golfers on winning their golf match! Many of these young golfers have been participants in The First Tee of the Foothills and have learned a lot about the game of golf as well as the nine core values. Under the leadership of Phil Wallace and Katie Thackerson, participants have learned about honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, respect, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Kings Mountain 13-14 year old boys recently made it to the Dixie Youth Baseball All Star World Series after an incredible season of hard work and perseverance. The team worked well together to qualify as a finalist in the World Series. They competed and beat Texas as well Louisiana. They lost to South Carolina 6-8 in the final four, but we are very proud of their accomplishments!
The Y is our THIRD PLACE

The YMCA is 25 years old. For most of those 25 years we have described our YMCA as our THIRD PLACE. Home is one and work is two, but being with our Y family and friends is our THIRD PLACE.

For 20 plus years, Corby Haneline and Shannon Hovis have been employees of the Y. Both of them started as part time. Corby started as a referee and worked his way up from program director to Associate Executive. His Y career carried him from Dover, River Bend and the Ruby. Shannon moved from the front desk to membership, to marketing at Dover to an Executive Director at Ruby.

It is hard to put into words the impact they have had on the children and families of Cleveland County. The ripple of their impact will be felt for generations. As both Shannon and Corby move away from the Y to other careers, the Y recently honored them by creating the Haneline Award and the Hovis Award. The awards will be given annually to a summer staff person that sets the example of excellence in working with children and families. The 2018 Haneline Award was presented to Josie Rikard and the 2018 Hovis Award was presented to Piper Barnes.
We are so very thankful they both shared their special gifts with the world and they became part of our THIRD PLACE.
Thank you for your continued support. In spirit, mind and body.

Cameron Corder
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cleveland County Family YMCA |  704-484-9622 Website