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BB&T Bank Partners with Cannon YMCA

bbtB&BT Bank is partnering with the Cannon YMCA to support active lifestyle choices for individuals and families in Cabarrus County.

[Concord, NC], (June 1, 2017) – BB&T Bank values the importance of giving back to the community and promoting healthy, fun activities for all. That is why they have signed on as the Title Sponsor for the Cannon Memorial YMCA Race Series.

The Cannon Y Race Series includes three events; the Harrisburg 5K/10K, the West Cabarrus Pumpkin Roll 5K & Fall Festival, and the Kannapolis Frostbite 5K – held in the spring, fall and winter respectively. BB&T is sponsoring each of these events to help promote healthy, family-friendly activities in Cabarrus County.

As the Title Sponsor for these events, BB&T will join forces with the Cannon Y to encourage the community to stay active and participate in programs that positively impact members of Cabarrus County. “Making the communities in which we work better places to be is a big part of the BB&T mission. Participating in activities that promote healthy lifestyles while supporting families in need is a great way to exemplify that mission,” says Rob Betler, BB&T Market President of Cabarrus and Rowan County. BB&T’s gift will support the Open Doors Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to YMCA members who otherwise are unable to afford critical programs like swim lessons, afterschool and camp.

To register for one of the races, visit www.cannonymca.org. For additional information or to explore similar sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah McLellan at smclellan@cannonymca.org.

Shane’s Rib Shack Partners with Cannon YMCA

The newest location of Shane’s Rib Shack (Concord), partners with the Cannon YMCA to support healthy lifestyle habits of kids and teens in Cabarrus County.

shane rib1[Concord, NC], (February 10, 2017) – Shane’s Rib Shack, famously known for their fast and casual BBQ, values the importance of giving back to the community. That is why they have decided to become All-Star Sponsors of Spring and Fall Youth Sports at the West Cabarrus YMCA in 2017.

While a BBQ restaurant and a sports program may not naturally go hand-in-hand, Shane’s Rib Shack of Concord wants to help the YMCA promote balanced, healthy lifestyle choices. The Christian mission of the YMCA and the breadth of programs it offers to the community is what appealed most to Shane’s Rib Shack when they began selecting local nonprofits to partner with. “Seeing the YMCA’s impact on Cabarrus County made it an easy cause to get behind. We look forward to partnering with the Y to keep our newest community healthy,” said Michael Bridgers, Regional Sales Director at Shane’s Rib Shack of Concord.

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The Cannon YMCA Unveils New Leadership Plan

The Cannon YMCA welcomes three executive team members while enhancing its operational focus.

[Concord, NC], (January 27, 2017) – Recently, the Cannon YMCA introduced a few new faces, while realigning two very familiar faces into new roles.

Effective October 1, 2016, Brent Rockett, formerly the Executive Director of the West Cabarrus Branch at Afton Village, assumed the association-wide role of Senior Director of Operations for the Cannon Memorial YMCA. Florida executive Yolanda Pitchford replaced Rockett as Executive Director of the West Cabarrus Branch. Sarah McLellan moved from the University of Connecticut Foundation to join the team as Director of Development and Community Engagement, an association-wide assignment.


Rockett, Pitchford, McLellan, Crosby and Belfield, respectively.

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