April 21, 2022
Organizations bring fun and education to local families
Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) announced a new partnership today with the YMCA of Metro Denver that will impact kids inside and outside of the hospital. The organizations will come together to champion wellness, sports safety and preventative care.
Children’s Colorado will sponsor YMCA Youth Sports Programs, as well as provide educational resources and forums, like this month’s Flex Your Family Fun celebration.
All throughout April during Flex Your Family Fun, YMCA members and community participants can sign up for activities and classes that lift up their family and community. Flex Your Family Fun aims to get families active together, focusing on different weekly themes including family fitness, sports, fun and health. Children’s Colorado is hosting four sessions focused on kids and mental health during the month, bringing the expertise of Children’s Colorado to the children and families of Denver.
Children’s Colorado is also sponsoring YMCA of Metro Denver’s Youth Sports Programs, which annually impact thousands of children ages 3 to 15 and teach the fundamentals of both sports and sportsmanship. Hundreds of individuals volunteer as coaches each session to support young athletes.
“We are grateful for partnerships like this that allow us to reinforce our mission of keeping kids healthy outside of the hospital,” said Christy Dobson, Executive Director of Corporate and Community Development at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We appreciate that our community partners like the YMCA dedicate their programs to building a healthy spirit, mind and body for children across Metro Denver.”
“The combination of Children’s Colorado’s expertise in the health of young people coupled with the impactful wellness programs offered through the YMCA of Metro Denver will help build strong, thriving and equitable communities,” said Sue Glass, President and CEO of YMCA of Metro Denver. “Together we are focused on nurturing the potential of every child.”
This partnership also will introduce young athletes to the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Colorado, which provides state-of-the-art treatment by pediatric experts including doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dietitians and other specialists.
For details about Flex Your Family Fun at the YMCA, visit denverymca.org/flex-your-family-fun.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading and most expansive nonprofit pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top 10 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children’s Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including an academic medical center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, hospitals in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Broomfield, and outreach clinics across the region. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Children’s Hospital Colorado complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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ABOUT THE YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DENVER
The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is dedicated to the health and well being of all. As a catalyst to transform lives and communities, our programs are embedded throughout metro Denver in wellness centers and through partnerships with other nonprofits and community-serving agencies. Each year, the Y brings together over 72,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers to develop a new generation of change makers, advocate for overall health and well-being and uplift communities. The Y is one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow, and thrive. To join, donate, or get more information, visit www.denverymca.org.