Members of the YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Dive Club are entering the Y’s second century of service with a brand new 1-meter diving board and scholarship fund, thanks to a generous donation provided by an alumni diving family.
Christina and Sydney Powers dedicated the diving board in loving memory of their husband and father, Stephen B. Powers. The new board and scholarship program will provide assistance to this growing YMCA program.
“We are so grateful for this wonderful gift,” said Marlins Dive Coach, Dylan Korn. “Another 1-meter board and scholarship fund will give young athletes and their families the opportunity to try driving.”
The Marlins Dive Club is both regionally and nationally recognized, with divers representing the Marlins at Olympic qualifying games and World events.
The dedication followed with a flip-a-thon event, where divers continued to raise funds by flipping for dollars. “The Marlins Diving Club is a special part of our Y Family,” said CEO Bob DeAngelo. “It takes a lot of skill, dedication and guts to do what these kids do at practice everyday. Even though it’s a singular sport, divers really thrive when you have the support of great coaches, teammates and families.”
DeAngelo said the generous gift from the Powers family will help the club achieve their goals and thrive as a team.
The YMCA of Greenwich was founded 100 years ago in 1916. Today, it is the largest community-based organization in Greenwich with more than 5,000 members dedicated to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility through athletics and life-long learning programs in order to nurture the potential of all in our community. To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit: www.greenwichymca.org
Founded in 1916, the YMCA is the largest community-based membership organization in Greenwich. Part of a well-known YMCA national network, the Greenwich Y has over 5,500 members and growing. Its programs in healthy living and youth development seek to serve and to nurture the potential of everyone in our community, whether or not they have the ability to pay for its programs.
To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit: www.greenwichymca.org.