My Favorite Holiday by G. Scott Goyer (CEO and President)
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of YMCA of the Suncoast's CEO and President, G. Scott Goyer. He shares that personal favorite with the staff and volunteers and added the reason why, "because it brings family together."
Thanksgiving message from YMCA of the Suncoast CEO and President G. Scott Goyer:
The primary focus is on being thankful for all God has provided.
I am thankful for all of you who have given selflessly of your time, treasure and talent to strengthen our community through the YMCA.
And for those who can't give you thanks personally-
For the child who is closing their achievement gap.
For the single mom with two children on the autism spectrum finding her community through a Y summer camp.
For the cancer survivor finding camaraderie and health.
For the child in foster care and their foster parents who can play together at the Y For the pre-diabetic finding support.
For the working parent(s) who have a safe, nurturing environment for their children before and after school.
For the child who is now safe around waterFor the older adult who needs support and community.
For the teens discovering career options while being mentored.
For the health seeker finding a accepting place to learn to be healthier.
For the teen who has a place to belong that is value focused.
For the volunteer who wants to give back to share a talent or skill.
For the families with young children who are cared for while they stay healthy.
For the care givers and children of non-English speaking families that are better prepared for school.
For the teen learning leadership skills.
For the stewardship of contributed support.
For the youth playing a sport for the first time.
For the families of adults with disabilities finding their community.
For the countless other programs and services the YMCA provides.
For the 100,000 people who's lives are better because the Y is about "Us."
May the Lord be with you and your family this Thanksgiving.