Ed Peters was a personal trainer, an incredible athlete and a dear part of our Y family. He was an inspiration to many of our members and staff during the 23 years he worked at the Y.
This fund is in memory of Joe Bradley who served on the YMCA’s Board of Directors and Resource Development Committee and as chaired the Y’S Annual Giving Campaign. This fund supports Joe’s passion and love for the YMCA. Joe struggled with the challenges of Diabetes in the later part of his life. Donations to the Joe Bradley Memorial Fund support our Diabetes Prevention Program, which serves those who are at risk of developing Type II diabetes.
Dr. William H. Craig served the YMCA for more than 20 years. He served two terms as President and more than 15 years on the Board of Directors. He loved all programs at the YMCA especially those involving youth. Today the fund supports the YMCA’s Girls on the Run and Stride programs, a camper sponsorship for Victory Junction, and the YMCA Endowment Fund.
Ken Davis was a YMCA staff member for more than 5 years. His love for children was apparent as he worked with our Afterschool Care, Youth Soccer, Youth Basketball and Summer Camp programs. Ken’s uplifting words and positive attitude touched many children, families and friends of the Y. The Davis family has not yet specified what programs this fund will support, but we can assume it will benefit the Y’s child care or youth sports programming.
This fund recognizes the lifelong effort of Ernest P. Hobbie, aka “The Shot Doctor”, for his work in education and motivation with basketball players of all ages. He was well known and respected throughout the basketball world especially in the Wilmington basketball community. This fund supports the Wilmington Family YMCA’s basketball program with special clinics throughout the year and has helped the YMCA to purchase basketballs, a shot clock and scorer’s table.
This Fund was set up in memory of Robert Hodges, a former college basketball coach that loved to spend time at the YMCA. Robert enjoyed talking with his friends at the YMCA and embraced the Y’s mission. Money from this fund has been used for equipment for the basketball program, a game that Robert loved.
This fund is in memory of Bill Stanfield who was a dedicated member of the YMCA for many years. Bill considered the Y as an extension of his own family and developed many relationships that reached far beyond exercise. He was a long-time supporter of the YMCA and made generous contributions that supported the Y's Triathlon Club and helped renovate our weight room.