Fundraising Events

We host special events each year to raise awareness of the Rye YMCA’s philanthropic mission and raise funds.

Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day: Sunday, April 30, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, the streets of Rye were filled with the 29th Annual Rye Derby Road Race, the Rye YMCA’s popular family fundraiser. As a signature community event, the Derby combines road races for all ages with Healthy Kids Day activities in a fun-filled celebration of family, community and health.  Hundreds of dpeople participate in the races and related festivities. An Award Ceremony followed the 5 Mile Championship and 5K Road Races.

Derby sponsorships support the Y Cares Financial Aid Program which enable us to keep a powerful promise to the communities we serve: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can’t pay.  Proceeds from the Derby also support the Rye Y’s community initiatives, which include pedestrian safety, senior health and fitness, chronic disease prevention and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

In conjunction with our 29th Annual Rye Derby, the Rye YMCA will hosted Healthy Kids Day. The Y’s parking lot was filled with FREE family-friendly activities designed to keep kids moving, playing and learning. Our local sponsors provided health and wellness-related information and give-aways for the whole family (including pets!).  Families enjoyed a free lunch, healthy snacks and ice cream for dessert!

For more information about 2018 sponsorships, please contact Susan Olson at 967-6363.