Awards and More Awards!

Two organizations recently honored the Y. Click to learn more. We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the Community Award given by the University of Illinois College of Medicine! The College of Medicine commends the YMCA of Rock River Valley for our excellent partnership with them over the years. They recognized the Y for the Intern Challenge program, which the College supports, and for the Glenn Netto Health and Wellness Center collaboration. The center opened on campus on May 6 and features exercise equipment, in person and virtual classes, and strength training.
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, is proud to see this facility come to fruition.  “Through a comprehensive strategic planning effort involving leaders from the campus and the community, health and wellness was identified as one area for expansion.  We are extremely pleased to partner with the YMCA in bringing this needed service to all faculty, staff and students among all colleges on campus.” 

What Rocks? We do! The YMCA was also named among the top three organizations in three categories at the recent Rockford Register Star What Rocks banquet. We are among the Best of the Best for fitness center, alternative fitness and pools. Great job to everyone for the part you play in making the Y a great place to pursue a healthy spirit, mind and body!