Volunteer Week, Spotlight #4

Longtime member Mark Walker has coached baseball, soccer and basketball at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA

markwalkerYMCA: When did you first get involved with the Y?
Mark: Before I had any children, I would go to the Y to work out. As time went on and I had kids, the YMCA became a great place to get my boys involved in sports because of the many programs and classes offered there. As my boys got older, I began coaching their sports. Baseball, soccer and basketball. The camps for kids are great too.

What’s your experience been like?
The YMCA is like a home away from home. My boys and I love going there. The staff are all super friendly, and it’s a fun place to be. I’ve met many friends through my times at the Y.

Trivia About Mark

What’s your favorite thing about the Y?
The friends I’ve made. The ability to workout while the kids have fun in Kids Corner. I love coaching the boys’ sports as well.

Who’s your favorite ballplayer?
Jake Arrieta from the Cubs. I love how confident he is.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m an avid Star Wars action figure collector.

Which TV show can you watch over and over again?
That’s an easy one. Seinfeld!

If you could travel to any place on earth, where would you go?
Give me a beach and warm water and I’m good. I’d like to get back into scuba.

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