YMCA marks 5Oth Year

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Billboard - By Baby Love Umpa

he Young Men’s Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion (YMCA) cel­e­brated its 50th found­ing an­niver­sary Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, at Grand Caprice Ho­tel, Limketkai Cen­ter, La­pasan, Ca­gayan de Oro City.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion con­tin­ues to re­main true to its orig­i­nal pur­pose and mis­sion even as it con­tin­ues to grow. YMCA was founded 50 years ago with the aim of cul­ti­vat­ing young peo­ple to be­come use­ful mem­bers so­ci­ety. Part of its pro­gram is to con­duct a range of un­der­tak­ings that will help em­power not just the youth but the com­mu­nity as well.

The an­nual found­ing an­niver­sary of Young Men’s Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion (YMCA) was par­tic­i­pated by the Na­tional Pres­i­dent of YMCA Dra. Ra­mona U. J. Mo­rales, Vice Gover­nor of Misamis Ori­en­tal Joey Pe­laez, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of YMCA In­cor­po­rated-CDO Sol Marie Ucab, Former Pres­i­dent of YMCA and former Mayor Con­stantino Ja­raula, part­ners from YMCA Baguio, Ex­ec­u­tives Jus­tices of Court of Ap­peals and other Cor­po­rate mem­bers of YMCA.

Ac­cord­ing to Ucab, the event was a huge suc­cess that saw the par­tic­i­pa­tion of some big names of Misamis Ori­en­tal and other peo­ple be­hind the YMCA or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“The event was a very suc­cess­ful be­cause nag-anha ang mga fam­i­lies and even past pres­i­dents of YMCA, like former Mayor Con­stantino Ja­raula”, Sol Marie Ucab, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of YMCA In­cor­po­rat­edCDO.

Ac­cord­ing to Ucab, the YMCA ob­jec­tive is to de­velop young peo­ple nowa­days to take part of no­table is­sues through­out the world.

“Ang YMCA ob­jec­tive is to de­velop young peo­ple nowa­days tun­god daghan con­cerned, daghan global is­sues so we are in­volv­ing the youth, gina em­pow­ered na sa YMCA”, Sol Marie Ucab said.

“Ang YMCA is en­gaged pod in phys­i­cal sports, YMCA is help­ing the gov­ern­ment and the school kay we also con­duct Youth Lead­er­ship Train­ings”, Ucab added.

In cel­e­brat­ing its 50 years, YMCA also en­gaged in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as the In­ter-School Vol­ley­ball Tour­na­ment from Septem­ber 9-10 and an Open Ta­ble Ten­nis Tour­na­ment from Septem­ber 23-24 with ath­letes com­ing from Bu­tuan, Ili­gan and Bukid­noon.

The YMCA, along with the Col­lege Y-Club of Pil­grim Chris­tian School, also took part in the In­ter­na­tional Coastal Clean-Up held at Bon­bon, Misamis Ori­en­tal.

The YMCA is a non­po­lit­i­cal, non-par­ti­san, and non-gov­ern­ment ser­vice as­so­ci­a­tion which as­pires to de­velop and em­power the youth to be­come great mem­bers of the so­ci­ety for the fu­ture.

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