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Celebrating Fathers - a Tradition Started at the YMCA

More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. Dodd, the daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran, was inspired by a Mother's Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to fruition with the first Father's Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.

The YMCA of San Joaquin County offers a variety of programs that foster understanding and companionship between children and their caregivers such as Adventure Guides and Itty Bitty Sports. Join us on Tuesday, June 21, in celebrating Father's Day and recognizing the impact fathers and adult male role models make in children's lives, with our inaugural "Y Dads Matter" Father's Day Luncheon.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Location: The Reserve at Spanos Park
Doors Open: 11am | Lunch: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fees: Individual Tickets(s): $50; Table (8) - $500

For more information contact Julia Verduzco at (209)292-8471 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it