Central Virginia YMCA Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Ball Tournament

Each year the YMCA of Central Virginia hosts a Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament at Boonsboro Country Club. All proceeds raised through this tournament support our Power Scholars Academy. 

Click below for more information and registration. 


Storming of Thunder Ridge

Storming of Thunder Ridge - The John Bell Memorial Ride

Thank you to the 711 riders that joined us to celebrate our 14th anniversary ride in May 2022! Registration for 2023 is open now! 

We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone:  27, 45, 48 (The Mountain Only), 75 and 100 mile options.

The Storming of Thunder Ridge- John Bell Memorial Ride is a fundraiser benefiting the YMCA of Central Virginia’s Annual Fund.

YMCA Annual Campaign

Annual Campaign

The YMCA of Central Virginia's Annual Campaign looks to community members such as yourself to help make a positive difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. 

Through subsidized programs, outreach initiates and community partnerships we bring vital life changing programs to over 3,000 people annually. 

Last year we provided over $850,000 in donor supported financial assistance so that everyone in our community could find a safe place to learn, grow and thrive. 

If you'd like to help with our Annual Campaign with resources, time or talent, please contact Corey Jeffcoat.

Face the Forest

Face the Forest 2022

The Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and the Jamerson Family YMCA join forces each year to present the annual Face the Forest Obstacle Course Run.

This popular family-friendly event has become a local tradition, welcoming runners and athletes at varying skill levels from around the region.

The YMCA of Central Virginia and Poplar Forest share a common goal of serving as valuable community resources. Entry fees support Children’s Education Programs at Poplar Forest and the Y’s Annual Support Campaign.

Healthy Kids at the Central Va YMCA

Healthy Kids Day

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain weight and fall behind in studies.

During the month of April each year the Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on Healthy Kids Day 2020!

Halloween at the Y

Halloween at the Y

Halloween at the Y is an annual, much-loved celebration and day of fun for the whole family! Kids and adults of all ages are invited to welcome fall with a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, selfie booth, haunted hallways, live music, DJ, experiments, healthy snacks and more while contributing to the good work the Y is doing in our area. All proceeds from admission fees support our financial assistance and scholarship programs that assist families, seniors and youth in our community.

Details for the 2019 Halloween Party will be posted on our event calendar soon. Be sure to sign up for emails and text alerts to stay up to date on all Y happenings.