Aug. 6, 2012
CLEVELAND - The Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Board of Directors recently donated $1,000 each to the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, in San Diego, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
In April, the CEFMA Board participated in a community outreach event at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. The Board met with the YMCA Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff to share its expertise in facility and event management. The groups collaborated to share ideas and best practices to help facilitate a capital campaign to build a new facility.
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA recently began a capital campaign to build a new facility.
In conjunction with the NACDA Convention in June, the Wounded Warrior Salute Concert, presented by Daktronics, was held to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. To support that effort, the CEFMA Board is donating monies to the Wounded Warrior Project to help the thousands of injured warriors returning home from the current conflicts and provide assistance to their families.
"Our Board of Directors continues to look for ways to support non-profit organizations that positively impact our society," stated CEFMA President Lisa Sweany, director of athletics at Armstrong Atlantic State University. "After working with these two organizations during the past year, our Association felt it was important to support their causes. We hope this will be the first of many philanthropic contributions to organizations of this nature."
About the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA: In 1971, the Southeast YMCA, with input from the community, was renamed The Jackie Robison Memorial YMCA Branch and ultimately the name changed to the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. The rededication of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA was attended by Dave Robinson, son of Jackie Robinson, and Buzzi Bavisi, who had managed Jackie with the Dodgers. As the namesake memorial to Jackie Robinson we have a responsibility to continue the legacy of breaking all barriers through the values of courage, persistence, integrity, justice, teamwork, citizenship, determination, commitment, and excellence that Jackie Robinson stood for as we strive to meet the mission of the YMCA.
About Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of Wounded Warrior ProjectTM (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About CEFMA: CEFMA is dedicated to the needs of collegiate level event and facility professionals and the challenges that exist within the scope of their responsibilities. CEFMA will seek to promote the growth, leadership, integrity and success of administrators and professional staff in collegiate athletics. For more information about CEFMA, please visit www.cefma.net. CEFMA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.