Miles for Smiles: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Join us on February 26, 2022, for a virtual challenge to run, walk, bike, swim, ski, Zumba, Body Pump, play in the snow, vacuum, and generally get moving to help raise funds for youth served by the Buehler YMCA. A donor will match the first 1,000 miles logged dollar for mile!
What and Why
The Buehler YMCA will host its fourth annual Miles for Smiles fundraiser virtually on February 26, to fund summer camp scholarships and other programs serving underprivileged youth in the community. To participate, simply choose an activity, keep track of the miles or minutes you’ve completed, and share them on the Miles for Smiles Facebook page on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Every mile or 15 minutes of physical activity will raise funds to help support the Buehler Y’s youth initiatives.
When you support Miles for Smiles, you support families like Roman's, whose parents could no longer afford the Explorer Summer Camp that Roman loved, after his dad lost his job. Thanks to scholarship funds raised from last year's Miles for Smiles event, the Buehler Y was able to provide Roman's family with financial assistance, He was re-enrolled soon after and could join his friends again for a summer of exploration and fun.
How to Get Involved:
Make a Donation
If you are able, please consider contributing to Miles for Smiles. You can support a participant or simply support our cause and help us raise $10,000 to go toward youth initiatives including scholarships for summer camp, childcare and youth programming.
Decide on an activity and log your miles and/or time doing that activity on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Whether you’re the type of person who runs marathons or simply enjoys walking the dog, any activity you choose can help raise funds for youth programs at the Buehler Y.
Participate from Wherever You Are
You can do your activity from anywhere in the world and log your miles on our Facebook page. If you’d like to do it at the Buehler Y, we’ll have bikes, treadmills and a swim lane reserved for Miles for Smiles participants on Saturday, February 26. Stop by our front desk to log your miles, and we’ll give you a special Y bag as a thank you.
Follow our Miles for Smiles Facebook Page
Post your activities and the miles you’ve logged on our Facebook page to help ensure that your hard work is turned into funds to support youth. A donor will be matching the first 1,000 miles logged! Like and Follow Us Here
Spread the Word
Share our Facebook posts and your own updates with your networks and help amplify our impact on kids’ lives.
Thank you for helping to strengthen our community one mile at a time.