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YMCA awards FFC8 as community partner

 

Last updated 11/30/2021 at 5:34pm | View PDF

Christy McGee

FFC8 received the Community Partnership of the Year award from the Pikes Peak YMCA on Nov. 18. From left: YMCA President and CEO Boyd Williams, FFC8 Superintendent Dr. Keith Owen, FFC8 School Board Vice President Teresa Wright, FFC8 Deputy Superintendent Dr. Montina Romero, and FFC8 School Board President Lori Kimball.

Cowpokes from across the region, and up and down the I-25 corridor, settled in for a night of food and festivities at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region 143rd Annual Celebration at the Boot Barn Hall on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event is a mix between a wrap-up on the year, a fundraiser, an opportunity for recognition, and just an overall celebratory get-together of YMCA supporters, staff and family members.

At this year's event, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's prestigious Community Partnership Award went to Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8.

YMCA President and CEO Boyd Williams was thrilled to recognize FFC8. "Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has been an absolute champion when looking out for the best interests of its students and the community at large. Superintendent Dr. Keith Owen and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Montina Romero have led and supported our partnership on behalf of their school district and the benefits to the students and their families for generations to come will be countless. Our new Fountain Y would not have been conceivable without their leadership and can-do philosophy and our entire organization is so grateful for their willingness to share a common vision with the YMCA," said Williams.

FFC8 Superintendent Dr. Owen, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Romero, as well as School Board President Mrs. Lori Kimball, and School Board Vice President Mrs. Teresa Wright, attended the celebration to accept the award. All were honored to be recognized. "The district is always looking for ways to serve our students and families, to help support them so that students can learn and achieve more in the classroom. We appreciate our longstanding partnership with the Pikes Peak YMCA and we are thrilled that partnership could lead to a new recreational facility in the heart of Fountain," said Mrs. Kimball. "Keeping students active and engaged in their community is a vision that FFC8 shares with the YMCA and we are excited to see it come to life within the walls of the new Fountain Y. We thank the YMCA for their vision and support and for this recognition."

 

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