September 16 @ 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT
The YMCA of South Florida is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children have the opportunity to learn to swim and that ALL families are educated about water safety.
The YMCA of South Florida Beach Ball took place on
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7 PM
at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel in Miami, FL
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor and all of our sponsors for supporting this worthy cause.
Let’s Get Even Wilder with Sponsorship Opportunities!
Florida has the most child drownings of all ages in the nation by more than double the next closest state, with Broward and Miami-Dade having the most drowning deaths in the state. Annually, that equates to enough children to fill four classrooms.
The Y has been dedicated to teaching swim lessons for more than 100 years in our community, and here’s why:
- Formal swimming lesson reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%
- 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability
- For every child who loses their life from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries
Drowning is preventable!
Proceeds from this event will be directed towards Aquatic Financial Assistance, which provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to at risk children, teens and families. At the Y, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.
For sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Aimee Fretwell at [email protected] or 954-357-0289
3,000 Swim Lessons x $100 = $300,000
$100 provides Swim Lessons to each child/adult. It’s a small price to change, and possibly save 3,000 lives!
2022 Beach Ball Sponsors
Platinum Plus Sponsor
Fifth Third Bank
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
South Florida Business Wealth
America’s Office Source
BDO, USA, LLP
Pierson Grant PR
Take a look at highlights from our 2021 Beach Ball: