Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA golf tourney to benefit local children, families

Tee off for a great cause! We are counting the days until the snow melts as we prepare for the Y’s first-ever golf tournament at Tedesco Country Club on Monday, June 12. This new event will support the Y’s annual campaign, which enables the Y to say ‘yes’ to everyone who wants to be part of the Y regardless of their ability to pay. The Y is providing increasingly more financial support to children, adults and families across all program areas.

Did you know? The Lynch/van Otterloo Y is part of the YMCA of the North Shore, a non-profit organization consisting of seven YMCA locations serving 25 cities and towns across northeast Massachusetts and into southern New Hampshire. It has hosted golf tournaments on three of the most beautiful courses in Massachusetts; Essex County Club, Turner Hill Golf Club and Bass Rocks Golf Club. Now we’re adding Tedesco. These golf clubs have a long and storied history in New England and have opened their courses to support of the YMCA of the North Shore.

The Y golf tournaments have also become a viable means of fundraising to eliminate the financial barrier and enable access to those in the community who need the YMCA most. So this June, join us and hit the links at Tedesco, one of the North Shore’s most beautiful courses, have some fun and help support the Y and its ongoing work to assist local children and families. To participate visit

Head to the Hill 5k Road Race is back Sunday May 21.

This race helps support our annual campaign specific to camp scholarships, giving every child the opportunity to experience a summer of fun, adventure and friendship. The race starts at 9 a.m. am at the Lynch/van Otterloo Early Learning Center entrance in the back parking lot. The 3.1 mile course will take you through scenic Swampscott and back up hilly Leggs Hill Road to the Y.

New class alert

Try our Row and Strength, a small-group, circuit-style class utilizing the rowing machine, TRX, weights and more. This total-body workout will use most of your major muscles, burn fat and build both strength and endurance. Classes are Sundays at 8 a.m. and Mondays

at 5:30 a.m. Row and Strength is just one of hundreds of classes at the Y to help keep you healthy and active all winter long. Can’t get to the Y? Our virtual option, YMCA360, lets you access classes, activities and more right in your own home. Visit

Creative Arts at the Y — calling all little actors. 

Auditions for “The Little Mermaid Jr.” are right around the corner. Email the Y’s Creative Arts Director Justin Hatch at to register or with any questions. If you aren’t feeling ready for a full production, check out drop-in Theatre Games on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Contact Samantha Gambaccini at with any questions.

Healthy mind & body for you, strong community for everyone

The Y is a place and a purpose where membership makes an impact. The Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA is a community leader in keeping children safe in and around water by providing more than 700 swim lessons annually. The Y currently serves more than 10,000 members, provides more than $800,000 in financial assistance and offers programs including swim lessons, gymnastics, sports programs as well as camp and licensed childcare. Learn more about your Y’s community impact at

Not a member? Take a tour and see all the wonderful things available at your Y. Reach out to Membership Director Jane Rizza at

About the YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more than 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been the foundation of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns across the North Shore and in southern New Hampshire.

Brian Flynn, LVO YMCA Exec. Dir.
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