Did you know Father’s Day began at the YMCA?
Founded in Spokane, WA, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, whose father, William Jackson Smart, had raised six children on his own. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day, Dodd told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. In 1972, President Nixon recognized Father’s Day as an official holiday. Looking for a good way to spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day? Join us for a pancake breakfast to celebrate Dad!
FREE for YMCA Members / $10 for Non-YMCA Members
Open to ALL Ages from toddler to senior
Register at the Welcome Desk
WHEN: June 8t h
TIME: 9am – 11am
LOCATION: YUMA FAMILY YMCA
1917 W 32nd Street