Happy New Year and Happy 100 Year Birthday, YMCA of Greenwich!

YMCA of Greenwich

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!

New Year's eve fun run/walk on Greenwich Ave.

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

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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

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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

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