Y Heroes: Glenn Williams, Outer Banks Family YMCA

3 February 2017

Glenn's journey at the YMCA began in August of 2003 through a community outreach program called ADAP (Adult Developmental Activity Program). Glenn loved coming to the Y so much that when the ADAP program fell apart in 2009, Glenn took out his own membership at the Outer Banks Family YMCA. He has been a faithful member since. Even though Glenn is not able to drive, he arranges his rides daily through the county transportation program so that he can be here. Over the years, Glenn has accrued a total of over 79,000 FitQuest points. He is currently ranked #11 in FitQuest points for the entire Outer Banks Family YMCA.

His daily workouts include a full body workout, relaxing in the hot tub, and a racquetball game with Executive Director, Ryan Henderson. Were it not for our Open Doors program, Glenn could not afford to be a member. As much as the Y has done for Glenn, he has done just as much for the Y community and staff. He can be seen walking triumphantly through the hallways after a racquetball win, and it brings a smile to all. We are lucky to have him as a member and are grateful for the donations from our community that make it possible. 

As a part of our 2017 Annual Giving Campaign, we are showcasing a different person (or family) at each of our family centers. We are calling this our Y Heroes project. This video platform is a way for us to highlight people and/or program areas that have been positively impacted by the dollars we raise as a non-profit organization and relate back to each community our Association serves.

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