Itís fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A! Itís fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A-hey! Just about everybody has heard this song, and pretty much every single adult and child over eight years old knows what it is referring to. YMCA stands for the Young Mens Christian Association. As the name implies, the YMCA started out as an all male organization, but has since transformed into a place for women, children and families as well.
In addition, the modern YMCA welcomes people of all ages and religions. Whether you are young or old, male or female, Muslim or Christian, you are welcomed at the YMCA, that is, if you pay. To be admitted to the YMCA, you usually must pay a monthly or yearly fine to obtain a month or year pass. There are, however, some exceptions. For instance, if you are part of a larger event that is being held at and supported by the YMCA, then you may be allowed without paying a fine, as long as you stay in the allotted area for your event. †
One of my personal examples of this was when I was permitted into the YMCA to participate in a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition called SeaPerch. The competition was held in one of the pool areas, and that was where we had to stay. The YMCA provides many programs for all varieties of people. The one thing they all usually have in common is that they are athletic. Pretty much every YMCA has a pool and a gym, and there are usually classes (such as self defense) as well.
The YMCA also does charity work. For this charity work, money is required. One great way to obtain money for a cause is through fundraising. YMCA fundraising can be hassle-free with Americaís Fundraising!