175th YMCA Founders Day is June 3
Today, the YMCA is one of the world’s largest volunteer organizations known for helping people of every background reach their potential. The Y serves more than 22 million people annually and offers resources at more than 2,700 locations across all 50 states.
- Basketball and volleyball were invented at the Y
- The YMCA of the Triangle's Y Guides Program is the nation's largest
- The world’s first indoor pool was at a Y
- Group swim lessons started at the Y
- The United Service Organization (USO) was created with help from the Y