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Media Advisory - United Way Increases Access to Teen Night at the YMCA

Brockville, ON – Please join the United Way Leeds & Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario at a cheque presentation during this Friday’s Teen Night. The UnitedWay is providing funding that will increase access for area teens to the Y’s popular Teen Night.

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“The United Way is working closely with the community to support our youth and we are proud to partner with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario to provide bussing for the Teen Night initiative.” said Trish Buote, Executive Director, United Way Leeds & Grenville. “We want to remove barriers for teens from across Leeds & Grenville to have fun in a safe environment.”

“We’ve listened to kids in our community and they’ve told us they want somewhere to go where they feel safe, somewhere that isn’t about structured activities, but where they can hang out with friends,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “This investment in youth from the United Way recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for our kids to engage in a safe and supportive environment and allows more kids to participate more often.”

What: Cheque presentation of $11,752 from the United Way to fund bus transportation.

When: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Who: Trish Buote, Executive Director, United Way of Leeds and Grenville and Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario

PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Media inquiries, please contact:

Trish Buote
Executive Director
United Way Leeds & Grenville
613-342-8889

Colleen Gareau
Director, Marketing and Communications
YMCA of Eastern Ontario
613-546-2647 ext. 258