AT&T presents YMCA with "Investing in Illinois Award"
The Greater LaGrange YMCA has been recognized as the winner of the “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award.”
Jerry Mytych, director of AT&T external affairs, presented a $2,500 check to Bridgette Letizia, executive director of the La Grange Park YMCA, during a board meeting Jan. 16.
“The Greater LaGrange YMCA is excited and honored to receive the “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award,” Letizia said. “Each day the YMCA strives to make a difference in our community. The YMCA is the community’s charity. We also wish to thank State Representative Michael Zalewski for nominating us for this award.”
“We are fortunate that a very committed and caring group is working to improve the quality of life for the many residents of West Cook County,” Zalewski said regarding his nomination of the local YMCA.
By winning the award, the Greater LaGrange YMCA receives public recognition and the financial contribution from AT&T, which will be used to support YMCA programs and services like summer day camp, so every child has a place to stay active and out of trouble.
It also will help support the La Grange YMCA’s Special Olympic bowling and swimming teams so every person with special abilities has the opportunity to belong, compete and excel.
“At the YMCA, every year Olympic Gold Medal athletes are developed and given the strength, courage and focus to achieve their dreams,” Letizia said. “Last year, one of our athletes achieved her lifelong dream of competing at the Special Olympic World Games in Greece where she and her teammates earned silver and gold medals.”
The AT&T Investing in Illinois Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.
“AT&T Illinois has a proud history of making corporate contributions to Illinois non-profit groups and programs that are making a difference in local communities,” Mytych explained. “Our company recognizes the Greater LaGrange YMCA for improving the quality of life for local residents and strengthening the fabric of our state.”