Colorado Springs, CO – The Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC) announced today a partnership with the YMCA of Pikes Peak Region for the 2017-18 sports season.
The partnership will provide children enrolled in YMCA Youth Sports Programs the opportunity to explore the excitement of recreational and competitive sports, connect with positive role models and gain confidence by playing as YMCA Junior Falcons in the upcoming sports season.
“This partnership with the Y will reinforce our mission of giving back while growing the Air Force athletic presence within the community,” said Dr. Nancy Hixson, AFAAC chief executive officer.
Children and families will receive discounted tickets to local games, the chance to participate in scrimmages during half time, and invitations to sports clinics and family outings at the Academy, as well as around the Front Range.
“The Y is a starting point for kids to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Both Air Force Athletics and the Y are national leaders in our industries, lending unique opportunities to impact kids as athletes and help them develop good sportsmanship,” said Boyd Williams, YMCA president and CEO.
The partnership will launch this fall with initiatives for Air Force football and volleyball and will continue through the spring of 2018 with the Air Force basketball and hockey programs. The fall promotions are listed below:
AF Football Season:
YMCA Day at Air Force football will be held at the home game versus San Diego State on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. MT. The YMCA will be holding a pregame tailgate to thank and recognize volunteers of the YMCA Sports program. All YMCA members can purchase discounted $10 tickets to the game by using the promo code: YMCA at GoAirForceFalcons.com.
AF Volleyball Season:
YMCA volleyball program participants will be able to purchase discounted $1 tickets to any home women’s volleyball game. Participants wearing their YMCA volleyball jersey to the game will also receive discounted $1 admission at the ticket office starting one hour prior to game time.
About Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC)
The mission of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC) is to support the Air Force athletic department mission of producing leaders of character for our nation. The AFAAC generates the necessary revenue to support Air Force intercollegiate athletics and promote the Air Force Academy to the nation through athletics.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
The YMCA of the Pikes Peak region serves more than 112,000 people in the community with over 1,100 dedicated and mission-focused staff members and volunteers at eight Y Family Centers, 25 before-and-after school sites, four outdoor aquatic centers, two metro district recreation centers and a year-round resident camp and conference center at Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, Colorado.
For 138 years, the Y has been committed to empowering people with the resources and support they need to live healthy and community-driven lives. By offering members innovative and community-based programs, the Y nurtures the potential of children, empowers people to lead fuller lives through healthy living and develops connections to unite people to participate in and work for positive social change.
We believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women and children –regardless of age, income or background –to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support the community. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has long-standing relationships and a physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.