Ringing in 2016 at the YMCA of Greenwich, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, Dec. 31, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager
In a fitting New Year’s eve moment, YMCA of Greenwich Executive Director Bob DeAngelo organized a ball drop on the corner of Mason St and East Putnam Ave just before midnight, following a group warm-up led by Lamott Rollins in the gymnasium.
The event, billed as a midnight run/walk, marked the start of the YMCA of Greenwich’s 100th birthday year. What better way to commemorate 100 years than with an event that incorporates fitness, community and a healthy start to the new year?
About 100 people turned out for the gathering which was topped off with pancakes and birthday cake around 12:30am. With luck, the event will become a tradition!
Participants in the YMCA’s New Year’s Eve walk/run, descended Greenwich Ave before midnight, and returned in a new year! Jan. 1, 2016. Credit: Leslie Yager
Sandy and Steve Waters make their way down Greenwich Ave at the midnight run/walk to mark the YMCA of Greenwich’s 100 year birthday. Dec. 31, 2015 Credit: Leslie Yager
Rick Wellington of Greenwich Independent Insurance joined YMCA of Greenwich’s midnight run/walk. Pictured in the new year, running back up Greenwich Ave. Credit: Leslie Yager