Partner Chris Bratton and 70 other guests attended the “Emerging Young Professionals” (EYP) charity event, hosted at Dubh Linn Square, Cherry Hill, last Thursday evening. The evening benefited the Burlington County and Camden County YMCA, bringing recognition and raising funds for a long standing, committed organization in our community.
The goal of EYP that evening was to not only raise funds for the YMCA, but to bring attention to the Y’s continued commitment to the Camden County community. As stated by the YMCA, “the closing of the YMCA of Camden County during the winter of 2008 was an unfortunate conclusion to many years of YMCA programs and services provided in Camden County.” “Many families depended on the essential services the Y provided, including wellness programs, child care, before and after school care, summer day camp and aquatic programs.” However, the Burlington County YMCA responded immediately to the close by honoring memberships and bringing the areas three most important programs under their management: school-aged child care programs in 11 Camden County Schools, The South Jersey Aquatic Club Swim Team, and day camp program collaboration with Perkins Center for the Arts.
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In October of 2008 the Burlington County YMCA was officially assigned the Camden County territory and continues to support the three initial programs today with goals to forge ahead in expanding the YMCA tradition and becoming the premier community based organization in both the Camden County and Burlington County communities.
Learn more about the Y’s recent expansion programs and next steps here.
The evening was a success and raised over $1500 for the YMCA. For more information on Burlington and Camden County YMCA, visit their website at www.ymca-bc.org.