The Lompoc Family YMCA is proud to announce the election of Larry Ralston as Chair of the 2017 Annual Campaign.
Ralston has a history of serving and protecting his community with the Santa Maria and Lompoc police departments. In 2007, he was hired as a Captain for the Lompoc Police Department and in 2012 he was appointed as Chief of Police of Lompoc until his retirement in 2014.
His relationship with the YMCA began in 1977 when he was hired as the Camp and Program Director at the Lancaster Family YMCA. He worked there until 1983.
“I have seen young people be changed spiritually, physically and mentally through the programs in our community,” said Ralston.”The YMCA Youth and Government program is an example of improving the academic achievements of our local youth. The After-School Programs provide a safe venue for our kids that may not have a safe home after school or whose parents are working folk that rely on our after school activities to help them get by.”
The Lompoc Family YMCA will kick off its Annual Campaign on February 15, 2017 with a goal of raising $100,000. Every dollar raised in the annual campaign is applied to placing kids and families in need into YMCA programs such as healthy living programs, summer day camp, afterschool programs, senior fitness, afterschool care, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships.
Donations to the YMCA can be made at the Lompoc Family YMCA, 201 W. College Ave, Lompoc or by calling (805) 736-3483. For more information on the Annual Campaign, visit ciymca.org/lompoc.
About the Channel Islands YMCA
Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Lompoc Family YMCA, visit http://www.ciymca.org/lompoc/ or call (805) 736-3483.