Annual Report 2020 - YMCA of Rome & Floyd County


Our Community Impact

The Rome YMCA has served our community for over 130 years, offering programs to strengthen our youth, support the health and wellness of families, seniors and adults, and address the most pressing social needs of our community. As we navigate the challenges of 2020, we have focused and continue to work to minimize the hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic within our community.

With the support of our donors, partners, volunteers and staff, we have pivoted to serve our community in new and expanded ways. Beginning in March, our community outreach efforts to serve meals to children and provide food to families were expanded to four sites across Rome and Floyd County.

After nine weeks of being closed, we reopened our facility to our members with enhanced protocols for member safety and cleaning. We have constructed social distanced fitness classes, repurposed and redesigned exercise spaces, and coming soon, virtual classes and other online resources for our members. More than ever, we are committed to helping individuals start, continue or re-start their fitness journey at the Rome YMCA.

Arsenal Rome Soccer is an impactful program for our youth that teaches soccer skills, teamwork and sportsmanship, woven with the values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. New requirements for social distancing, masks and other COVID-19 policies have been adopted to offer a fun and safe season. We are delighted to welcome over 400 players and families to Grizzard Park for fall soccer. 

We welcome you to join us by volunteering your time and talents and donating financial resources to sustain us. Together, we can be the difference!  We are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

To learn more, about volunteering, please email Stephanie McElhone, Director of Community Development at

Please contact our Director of Development, Cheryl Bishop at to learn more about giving opportunities. 


You're The Difference

Working together, we can do so much more to build a stronger, healthier and more unified community. Since March of 2020, with the generous help of many community partners, donors and volunteers, the Rome YMCA has sought to answer pressing needs in our community. 

With Your Help....

Our Partners

Our Partners - General Support:

Floyd Medical Center

Georgia Power Foundation

OTR Wheel Engineering

State Mutual Insurance Company

Summit Hill Foods

Our Community Outreach Partners: 

Action Ministries Rome

Atlanta Braves Foundation

Brighter Birthdays


Community Foundation for Greater Rome

First Baptist Church Rome

Floyd County Schools Nutrition Program

Floyd Against Drugs

Food Lion Foundation

Georgia Family Connection

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance

Georgia Pacific

Georgia Power Foundation

Good Sports Foundation

Heart of the Community Foundation

Hometown Headlines

International Paper Foundation

Junior Service League of Rome

Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial

Publix Super Markets Charities

Restoration Rome

Rome Area Council for the Arts

Rome City Police Department

Rome City Schools

Rome Floyd County Commission on Children & Youth

Sara Hightower Library

Shaw Foundation

Southeastern Mills

Tyson Foundation

United Way of Rome and Floyd County 

Walmart Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation 

Our loyal and hardworking, volunteers

Our Program Sponsors:

Harbin Clinic - Team Up for Health, Youth Sports Partnership

Redmond Regional Medical Center - LiveSTRONG at the YMCA 

United Way of Rome and Floyd County  - Become Unsinkable Aquatics Sponsor


Our Soccer Field Sponsors:

The Anderson Family

Courtesy Ford of Rome

The Dudley Family

Fisher Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Floyd Medical Center

Harbin Clinic

The Heyman Family Foundation

Pirelli Tire

Summit Hill Foods

The Taylor Family




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