Meet Gus Rousonelos, the Face of our Fall Program Guide

gusGus Rousonelos joined the C.W. Avery Family YMCA five years ago. He works out six days a week and regularly attends classes such as Pilates and yoga.

As a result of his hard work, and with the unwavering support of his trainers, Lisa Behounek and Melissa Vidito, Gus has completely transformed his life.

Not only has he lost more than 50 pounds, but Gus has become an avid participant in 5K and 10K races.

At this year’s Giving Gala, an event held each February at the Bolingbrook Country Club, Gus was the lucky winner of the “Strike A Pose” live auction item—which included the opportunity to be included on the cover of our 2015 Fall Program Guide.

With the help of generous individuals like Gus, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s Giving Gala has raised more than $350,000 to benefit families in our community. Thank you, Gus, for being a loyal Y member and a true campion of the Y’s mission in the Plainfield community!


The 2016 Giving Gala is scheduled for February 27, 2016 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. To learn more about supporting the Giving Gala, please contact:

Carolyn Hamilton
Vice President of Marketing and Membership
Phone: (815) 729-9638, ext. 313
E-mail: chamilton@jolietymca.org