Cheers to this month’s Turf Sponsors

3 new turf sponsors
This month 3 Corporations committed to being sponsors for our 2015 TURF CLASSIC!

This is the 23rd Year for our Turf Classic and we want YOU to join us! It is a full day of racing at Churchill Downs with a twist: one of the last races features firefighters running around the Turf Track representing our Corporate Sponsors. This is the ONLY foot race on Churchill’s track!

You might be asking, “Why do they run?” So kids in our community don’t have to!

The event includes a full day of horse racing at the track and is a great opportunity to entertain clients or reward staff while helping a great cause.

To learn more about how you and your organization can be a part of our TURF CLASSIC, contact Jessi at 855-5142, or email at



It’s a statistic that may shock you, but that doesn’t make it any less true: Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), while about 7% of the general youth population does the same. The discrepancy is outrageous. And it’s impossible to ignore.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, YMCA Safe Place Services will be joining people across the country – including local service providers, national advocacy organizations, elected officials, celebrities, LGBT youth, and community members – for the first ever #40toNoneDay.

#40toNoneDay is a national day focused on raising awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. While there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. Our goal is to ultimately reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none. And, in order to do that, we need people to know that this issue exists and that everyone has a part to play in ending it!

All of us have the ability to make an impact in the movement to end LGBT youth homelessness. The opportunity is yours. Will you take it?

Get involved at