COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHTThe Ducks are proud to name the YMCA of Orange County as this month’s Community Spotlight. The YMCA’s main cause is strengthening community. Every day, they work side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
During the first few weeks of August, Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks staff members participated in a backpack and school supplies drive to benefit the C.A.R.E.S. Backpack Supplies Drive for YMCA of Orange County. Last summer, the YMCA started the program to help hundreds of elementary-aged kids in their afterschool programs across Orange County. The fundraiser’s goal was to collect new backpacks and school supplies to help the kids start the school year off right with the essentials needed to learn.
Collectively, the Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks donated over 70 backpacks filled with the necessary school supplies to ensure that students have everything they need to begin the new school year.
To learn more about YMCA of Orange County and the C.A.R.E.S. program, please visit their website at http://www.ymcaoc.org.