The Lincoln 21st Century Lions Club has joined in the centennial-giving celebration of Lions Club International. As part of the celebration, the Lincoln club selected the YMCA of Lincoln to receive a donated bench that is located at Wright Park, 4441 S Folsom St. Wright Park is home to numerous sporting events for Lincoln’s youth.
“Lincoln 21st Century Lions Club has made a very generous gift to our YMCA Youth Sports program,” said Todd Johnson, executive director of YMCA Youth Sports. “The Lions Club believes that everyone deserves a healthy life and actively empowers the next generation through service to local communities. This directly aligns with the YMCA’s vision and we are proud to be have partnered with Lincoln 21st on this donation that will be a part of many youth programs for years to come.”
The YMCA of Lincoln is currently in its YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids, a sustaining campaign that allows the YMCA to connect members, donors, volunteers and staff from across the association. "One of the most important goals of the YMCA has always been to enrich the lives of kids in Lincoln and the surrounding communities we serve," said Johnson.
About the club
Lincoln 21st Century Lions Club meets at the Hy-Vee store at 84th & Holdrege streets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. There is fellowship with members buying their own meal before each meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. With 31 active members, the club supports numerous service projects including: Nebraska Lions Foundation for eyeglasses and hearing aids, as well as donating funds to the Sight II program for eye glasses and exams in third world countries; providing coupons to support the Military Coupon Program; and contributing to the Measles Initiative Fund to eradicate measles in third world countries.
About the YMCA
One of Lincoln’s largest nonprofit youth-serving organizations, the YMCA of Lincoln has served the community for close to 150 years—promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. Today, the YMCA serves over 82,000 people each year with facilities in all quadrants of Lincoln through programs including swim lessons, Youth Sports, Camp Kitaki, after-school programs,and disease management.