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KC Cache Dash charity spotlight - The YMCA: Join Us to Inspire a Stronger Community

21 March 2012 @ 6:00 PM  / Customer Stories / OpenCaching Blog / Outdoor Blog /

As we prepare for Saturday's KC Cache Dash and free geocaching expo, we've been having fun introducing YMCA after-school groups to So we asked our friends at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City to share their thoughts on what inspires them each day. Be sure to visit the links at the end to learn more about you can help them achieve these great goals.

Ymca_prpl_rgb_rPicture this: A community where everyone has the opportunity to become a healthy, successful adult. 

Is this possible? Yes, and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is prepared to make this a reality through our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

But we can only achieve this vision if we work together. One way we’re working with the community is through the KC Cache Dash. The Y is excited to be the charity of choice for Team RRSport during the KC Cache Dash on Saturday, March 24.

The Y relies on the support of fundraising events like the KC Cache Dash and donations from individuals like you to help our community be the best place for all to learn, play and reach their fullest potential.

What inspires our Y to lead this movement?

Simple everyday experiences that the Y is part of and that WAY too many people don’t get to enjoy.

We’re inspired by more high school graduation parties...because that means our young people are reaching their potential and moving on to higher education. And not just high school graduation parties, but preschool graduation parties…because that means that more kids are starting grade school on an even playing field, prepared and ready for success.

KC Cache Dash inviteWe’re inspired by more kids learning how to swim...because that means more kids have the life-saving skills and confidence to avoid drowning, which remains the second-leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-14.

We’re inspired by more families breaking a sweat...because that means they are on their way to making healthy choices and reducing childhood obesity, a growing epidemic in which one in three children is overweight or obese.

We’re inspired by more kids going out in their neighborhoods for a pickup game of ball...because that means they have a safe place to play, they are physically able to play and they are friends with their neighbors. And for the Y, that means all kids—even those with special needs—having the opportunity to play.

If you join us to inspire others, we can build a better tomorrow for our communities.

Fundraising events and donations support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Inspire [TOGETHER] fund. The fund provides financial assistance to give all in the community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y, regardless of their financial resources.

To make an investment in a stronger community, visit Or sign up to make a difference as a volunteer at

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