Member Spotlight: The Wright Family of Morris


Meet the Wrights, a true Y Family.

Missie and Mike (Mom and Dad) and Libby and Charlie (The Kids) have been active Y participants since 2010, approximately five years before the Morris Y opened its doors on Wauponsee Street. Even without a physical presence in the community, the Y found a special place in their hearts through yearly basketball leagues and summer sports camps.

“The Y filled a void that loomed in our community,” Missie says. “We don’t have a Parks and Recreation Department, so in the past, I would have to leave Morris to fulfill our interests. Now that we have the YMCA established in Grundy County, I see it addressing the wants and needs of a much larger spectrum, which is invaluable. The Y promotes healthy living, while building a real sense of community with members and non-members alike.”

Today, their bond with the Y is stronger than ever. The Wrights support the Y’s mission by contributing to the Annual Campaign and attending the annual Giving Gala. By supporting these initiatives, the Wrights are helping the Y reach more and more people in Grundy County and ensuring Y services are accessible for all.

“The Y brings people together in a positive environment, and while doing so they are building confidence, acceptance and wellness,” Missie says. “It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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