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Press Release: YMCA of the VA Peninsulas

YMCA Volunteers Honored for Service; 2021 Community Impact Illuminated

Newport News, VA 4-27-2022 --- Service, commitment, and community dedication were recently celebrated at the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas’ Community Impact Dinner. Adult and teen volunteers shared the stage and represented centers from Northumberland to Smithfield and Hampton. The annual event highlights and acknowledges how adult and teen volunteers brought their respective communities together to grow healthier in spirit, mind, and body.

“Our volunteers serve in various roles, from being the first point of contact in the YMCA to generating enthusiasm for programs like the Bright Beginnings program. They underline the Y’s role as a home away from home for many of our members,” says Adam Klutts, president, and CEO of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. “Their love of service enabled the Y to strengthen, expand and enhance our communities in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in 2021. We are so grateful for their commitment.”

The 2021 impact of the Y’s programs resulted in the following:

  • 36,278 kids participated in programs such as summer camp, preschool, and before and
    after school care.
  • 198 teens involved in activities like Teen Leaders Club, Youth and Government™, and
    Blue Ridge Leader’s School.
  • 4027 participants gained confidence in and around the water in programs such as swim
    lessons, lifeguarding, and Second Grade Learn to Swim.
  • 749,832 people sought a healthier lifestyle in healthy living programs, including chronic
    disease, group exercise, and fitness challenges.

“In addition to our partnership with volunteers, we are fortunate to have long-term community partners such as Old Point National Bank,” says Mr. Klutts. “We were grateful to have Old Point as our presenting sponsor for the Community Impact Dinner again in 2021; they continue to support the Y and its mission year after year with the intention of helping the Y achieve meaningful and positive community impact.” Rob Shuford, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO of Old Point National Bank, added, “For decades, Old Point has been shoulder-to-shoulder with the Y as a community partner and advocate. The Community Impact Dinner is significant to us since it illustrates the depth of positive influence the Y has in our customers’ communities and the opportunities they provide for a better life.”


The YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is a cause-driven charity, strengthening communities on the Virginia peninsulas for over 126 years through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the Association, 18 facilities engage 50,000+ men, women, and children — regardless of age, income, or background — to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Peninsula Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

Old Point National Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Old Point Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: OPOF) which serves the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions of Virginia, as well as operates a mortgage loan production office in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a locally owned and managed full-service community bank offering a wide range of financial services, from solutions focused on individuals and small businesses to comprehensive commercial services. For nearly 100 years, Old Point has remained committed to supporting its customers and their communities.

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