In 2003, the Butler County Chamber began recognizing local organizations that impact the community through a cooperative project or initiative, with the presentation of the Community Champion Award. This year’s Community Champion Award luncheon is sponsored by NexTier Bank, C. W. Howard Insurance Agency, Kenmac Rental & Sales, Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau and designed by Minuteman Press.
Lighting, flowers and signage earned the Butler Shade Tree Commission the first inaugural award. Slippery Rock Area Development Association followed the next year, and the Butler AM Rotary Club received honors for the handicapped playground at Alameda Park followed by the Parking Authority of Butler. Butler Downtown was recognized followed by the Historic Pullman Park Commission. In 2009 we rewarded the Community Health Clinic of Butler County and then the Historic Strand Theater Committee and the Butler-Freeport Trail. The Little Theatre Group received the award in 2012 followed in 2013 by the Butler Area Public Library and the Harmony Business Association, in 2015 the Butler Symphony Association received the honor and 2016 the Maridon Museum. The Historical Society of Butler County received last year’s award.
The Board of Directors and Past President’s Advisory Council of the Butler County Chamber, along with the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, are pleased to honor the Butler County Family YMCA as the 16th Butler County Chamber of Commerce Community Champion Award recipient. The Butler County Family YMCA was founded in 1886 upon the mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. This has provided a positive foundation to thousands of people in Butler County for more than 130 years and includes two branches. The Butler YMCA located in the city of Butler and Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA in Cranberry Township. In addition, the YMCA owns and operates ARMCO Park in Slippery Rock Township. The pillars of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility support their mission through a variety of programs including preschool, youth/teen/family classes and programming; land and water exercise classes for all fitness levels; chronic disease management programs; and programs that directly help people meet basic needs.
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the Board of Directors and Past President’s Advisory Council of the Butler County Chamber are pleased to honor The Butler County Family YMCA as the 16th Butler County Chamber of Commerce Community Champion Award recipient. A luncheon will be held on Diamond Square at 11:30 a.m. An invitation flyer is enclosed in this newsletter, and although there is no fee to attend, reservations are requested at 724.283.2222 or Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber.com. Please join us in honoring The Butler County Family YMCA. We join the Butler County Family YMCA in recognizing that for communities to be successful, everyone should have an opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.