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Y Story of the Month
Last December, James Kavanaugh won the Downtown Y’s Frequent Y’r Raffle! The Frequent Y’r is our punch card program, where after the 11th time someone has come to the Downtown Y and punched their card, they can enter it in a raffle. James entered and received the much sought-after prize of six free months of membership! He’s been a true Frequent Y’r all his life, and we’re so proud to announce him as our Raffle Winner.
James’ hometown is Providence, Rhode Island where at the local Y, he learned how to swim when he was a child. From that experience, he realized that it was fun to play sports and participate in fitness activities. James is now a caregiver in the San Diego area.
In Rhode Island, James attended RI College where he studied English and History. He was also a volunteer with the Big Brothers of Rhode Island.
Having lived in different cities across the U.S., James has made it a priority to join the nearest Y: “Belonging to any gym where there's a sense of comfort, knowing I'm going to see old friends I've known for years, is very special to me.” In Seattle, he climbed Mt. Rainer and hiked all over the Cascade Range and Olympic Peninsula with a group called the Mountaineers from the local Y.
In his spare time, James enjoys cooking. As a San Diego resident, he likes to take advantage of the great weather and scenery by relaxing and swimming at the beach. For the New Year, he intends to apply his six free months at the Downtown Y to good use by taking spin classes and even possibly yoga. The Downtown Y staff is happy to see such a wonderful member become our Frequent Y’r winner! He, in return, thinks highly of them as well: “The staff has always been great at the Downtown Y, and I also look forward to getting to know new members!”
READ OTHER Y STORIES
The Downtown YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life by helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of spirit, mind & body. Read below as our members share how the Y has helped them as they strive to reach their fullest potential.
- Mother's spirit is raised and daughter's confidence is boosted.
- YMCA honor's member C.A. "Terry" Winetrout III for his ability to raise other people's spirits.
- Christie wants to be an Olympic softball player
- How the Downtown YMCA Staff raised a single mother's spirits
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Contact InformationDowntown YMCA
500 W. Broadway Ste. B,
San Diego, CA 92101
(located between Columbia & India street)