2016 YMCA Advocacy Week

The 3rd annual YMCA Advocacy Week was held August 1-5, 2016 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Local Ys invited local, county, state and federal elected officials to their facilities for a host of different activities ranging from “meet and greet” sessions to reading to children to facility tours and presentations.

Harrisburg Area YMCA – Camp Curtin branch

State Senator Rob Teplitz speaks with East Shore YMCA Youth and Government members Shawky Darwish and Sameer Khan

State Senator Rob Teplitz speaks with East Shore YMCA Youth and Government members Shawky Darwish and Sameer Khan

(L to R) David John, State Alliance Executive Director, Calli Umipig, State Alliance Intern and Sen. Rob Teplitz

(L to R) David John, State Alliance Executive Director, Calli Umipig, State Alliance Intern and Sen. Rob Teplitz

Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

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Day campers greeting local dignitaries and Pennsylvania Senator Eichelberger at Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.

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Pennsylvania Senator Eichelberger and Hollidaysburg Mayor,  John P. Stultz, Jr., meet with local members at the Y.

Lock Haven Area YMCA

House Democratic Whip Rep. Mike Hanna reads to children at Lock Haven Area YMCA

House Democratic Whip Rep. Mike Hanna reads to children.

Rep. Hanna poses with the kids at the Lock Haven Area Y during the 2016 Advocacy Week

Rep. Hanna poses with the kids at the Lock Haven Area Y during the 2016 Advocacy Week

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh – South Hills branch

State Rep. Rick Saccone (L) listens as Ken Soliday, Branch Executive, explains about the construction progress.

State Rep. Rick Saccone (L) listens as Ken Soliday, Branch Executive, explains about the construction progress.

On the new ice rink! (L to R) Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Bethel Park School District Superintendent, Kevin Bolding, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Rep. Saccone, Ken Soliday, Regional Executive, Dan Grealish, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Dave Bluemling, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Luise Caster, South Hills Y Volunteer, Brian Friday, South Hills Y Volunteer

On the new ice rink! (L to R) Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Bethel Park School District Superintendent, Kevin Bolding, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Rep. Saccone, Ken Soliday, Regional Executive, Dan Grealish, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Dave Bluemling, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Luise Caster, South Hills Y Volunteer, Brian Friday, South Hills Y Volunteer

(L to R) Luise Caster, South Hills Y Volunteer, Bill Jones, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CFO, Frank Procaccini, South Hills Y Volunteer, Kevin Bolding, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Ken Soliday, Regional Executive, Brian Friday, South Hills Y Volunteer, Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Bethel Park School District administrator, Dan Grealish, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Matt Howard, Bethel Park School District administrator, Jake Ploeger, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Tom Crooks, South Hills Y Volunteer

(L to R) Luise Caster, South Hills Y Volunteer, Bill Jones, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CFO, Frank Procaccini, South Hills Y Volunteer, Kevin Bolding, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Ken Soliday, Regional Executive, Brian Friday, South Hills Y Volunteer, Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Bethel Park School District administrator, Dan Grealish, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Matt Howard, Bethel Park School District administrator, Jake Ploeger, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer, Tom Crooks, South Hills Y Volunteer

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh – Homewood-Brushton branch

Congressman Mike Doyle (R) attends the Advocacy Week event in Homewood.

Congressman Mike Doyle (R) attends the Advocacy Week event in Homewood.

Congressman Doyle (R) in the new recording studio at the Homewood-Brushton Y.

Congressman Doyle (R) in the new recording studio at the Homewood-Brushton Y.

Y of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Kevin Bolding, speaks to the media at the Homewood-Brushton Y Advocacy Week event.

Y of Greater Pittsburgh CEO, Kevin Bolding, speaks to the media at the Homewood-Brushton Y Advocacy Week event.

Waynesboro Area YMCA

Waynesboro YMCA Executive Director Alan Smith greets local elected officials

Waynesboro YMCA Executive Director Alan Smith greets local elected officials

State Rep. Paul Schemel joins other local elected officials in a tour at the Waynesboro Area YMCA

State Rep. Paul Schemel joins other local elected officials in a tour at the Waynesboro Area YMCA

 

YMCA of Reading and Berks County – Tri-Valley branch

Wilkes Barre Family YMCA

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (2nd from left) joins Executive Director, Jim Thomas during YMCA Advocacy Week

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (2nd from left) joins Executive Director Jim Thomas during YMCA Advocacy Week