GREENWICH, Conn. -- Members of the YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Dive Club are entering the Y's second century of service with a brand new 1-meter diving board and scholarship fund, thanks to a donation provided by an alumni diving family.
Christina and Sydney Powers dedicated the diving board in loving memory of their husband and father, Stephen Powers. The new board and scholarship program will provide assistance to this growing YMCA program, officials said.
"We are so grateful for this wonderful gift," said Marlins Dive Coach Dylan Korn. "Another one-meter board and scholarship fund will give young athletes and their families the opportunity to try driving."
The Marlins Dive Club is regionally and nationally recognized, with divers representing the Marlins at Olympic qualifying games and world events.
The dedication was followed by a flip-a-thon event, at which divers continued to raise money by flipping for dollars.
"The Marlins Diving Club is a special part of our Y Family," said CEO Bob DeAngelo.
It takes a lot of skill, dedication and guts to do what these kids do at practice every day. Even though it's a singular sport, divers really thrive when you have the support of great coaches, teammates and families. This generous gift from the Powers Family will help our club achieve our goals and thrive as a team. Thank you, Powers Family, for making more possible!
The YMCA of Greenwich was founded 100 years ago. Today, it is the largest community-based organization in Greenwich, with more than 5,000 members dedicated to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility through athletics and life-long learning programs.
To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit its website.