Delta donates to YMCA
Posted at: 07/16/2013 5:47 PM
A big boost for kids in our area. Delta Airlines came to Rochester to present a donation geared at helping to support youth sports programs.
The $25,000 donation will go toward the Y's "Love 15" Summer Tennis Program as well as the Y's summer basketball, soccer and swimming programs.
Company officials say it is all part of Delta's mission to stay involved in the communities it operates in.
Gail Grimmett, Senior VP of NY, Delta Airlines, said, "We always say we don't just want to serve the community. We want to be a part of the community and we've partnered with the YMCA here in Rochester for a couple years now and we continue to find programs that help them, not just stay active in the summer, but learn life lessons that they can take with them all year round."
Delta employees from the Rochester Int'l Airport were on hand for the check presentation and they even got to hit the tennis courts with some of the Y's "Love 15" participants.