YouthWorks + Gymnastics Plus = Children’s Wellness

Madison Campbellby Madison Campbell

I support Children's Wellness!This February, YouthWorks launched our first ever Children’s Wellness Month.  Community businesses demonstrated solidarity with families of special needs kids by raising awareness and funds.  Throughout the month, they sold hearts (left) for $1 each.  The heart was designed by a young patient at Children’s Village and was voted winner of YouthWorks’ “For the Love of the Village” Art Contest.

On Monday, February 18th, Gymnastics Plus and Youthworks at Memorial teamed up for a day of celebration and fundraising.

That's me working with the kids!

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Laurie Reid, owner of the local Gymnastics Plus and Kids Castle, donated $2 of every child’s admission on Monday to help support Children’s Wellness Month. Gymnastics Plus and Memorial Youthworks teaming up was a wonderful opportunity for us to get the word out about our organization and what we are all about.

It was awesome to walk around the gym and hear the chitter chatter about Children’s Wellness Month; it is a great feeling to know that this event helped create a buzz about Youthworks.

There were many children at the Gym on Monday, some regulars and some kids I met for the very first time. It was amazing to see kids from Children’s Village playing at the gym playing, and enjoying themselves.

Those kids are the reason Youthworks exists in the first place, or even does events like this. The children I interacted with on Monday are each amazing little lights; I only hope they know how grateful I am that they came to play on President’s Day.

Thank you, Gymnastics Plus! And thank you, kids!


We additionally extend our sincerest gratitude to the following Yakima businesses that also participated in Children’s Wellness Month:
Deep Sea Deli
Dr. Lyle I. Bonny, DDS
Dr. Steven A. Brazeau, DDS
El Sol Panaderia
Glisten Hair and Tanning
Inklings Bookshop
Jackson’s Sports Bar & Grill
Oak Hollow Frames &Gallery
Loo Wit Gardens
Mi Pueblo Market
Pac Sun
Panaderia Delicias
Tammy’s Mexican Restaurant
Ted Brown Music
We look forward to building on the success we had this year, and making it an even bigger for the next!

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