YMCA is a winner

The Y is more than a building and its impact on the community is more than an exercise room.

Every year, the YMCA brings together businesses, community groups, and volunteers of all ages to host a unique trick or treat event for special needs kids at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel. Last week, more than 300 of these special kids dressed up, enjoyed costumes and treats, and danced to crowd favorites – proving that those with different abilities are much more like their typical peers than they are different.

Hotel Banquet Manager Cheryl Monson summed it up: “The look on their faces and the love that they have is just heart-melting. This is by far our favorite function.”