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Steve Smith

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November 28, 2016 @ 12:00am

Manitowoc - Two Rivers YMCA CEO Steve Smith after a race 


Happy post Thanksgiving.  Our hope at the Y is that you had a great holiday shared with family and friends, stories and laughter, and just a little bit of food.

15 weeks ago, I made an offhanded remark to one of my staff that I was thinking of running in the Festival Foods Turkey Trot.  The 5 mile race, no less.  I have been working on my health, more to come on that, and felt like I needed to work towards something.

October 07, 2016 @ 12:00am

1 + 1 = 3 on chalkboard

Happy October.  Welcome to fall.  A little breezy.  A little cooler.  Maybe a golf round or two before the end of the season?  Ok, that one is for me.

One of the things that I love about my job is the opportunity to talk with nonprofits, community organizations, and businesses about their impact in our community.  There are so many great stories from these groups telling us about kids they serve, how they are working with seniors, or just how they are working to make Manitowoc and Two Rivers a better place to live.  They inspire me to work harder to do the same thing.

There is a great saying that we use around the Y that I believe in.


September 16, 2016 @ 12:00am

Manitowoc Two Rivers YMCA CEO Steve Smith riding a stationary bike

In this election season, I can guarantee that I am part of the majority.  Nope, not Republican or Democrat.  I am a health seeker!

Health Seeker’s make up 60% of the population.  Maybe you are one as well.  You might not know the label.  You do know the lifestyle.  See if any of this is you:

  • You know that health is important but you don’t quite know where to start
  • You allow different situations to railroad your health plan
  • You will get to that workout tomorrow. Of course you might have said that a day, week or month ago

Are you like me?

August 15, 2016 @ 12:00am

Two young boys staining a picnic table

Happy August.  Summer, love it.

Are you like me on Facebook?  I breeze through my friends posts to see what they are doing and get quick updates on their families.  There are always a ton of videos that I don’t have time to watch so I skip them out of habit.

For some reason last night I watched this video Middle School Football Team Play Video.  Take a few minutes, I can wait.  Wow, right?

July 08, 2016 @ 12:00am

Several children playing at a camp

Happy summer.  The summer is fast approaching an end, July 4th has passed, and just like that half the summer is over.  I’m not sure how that happens!

We are in full Y BREAK mode. 

Y BREAK is our daily program that we run in the community that provides a fun filled active day, lunch, and various educational activities.  This year, nearly 250 kids each day join our Y BREAK at Madison Elementary School just down the street from the YMCA.  85 of the children are on full scholarship to participate each day and we have a waiting list for kids who are in financial need.  When I walk through the site, the kids are smiling and full of energy.  So are the staff!

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