Congressman Lamar Smith (CD-21) visited the Austin Metropolitan YMCA’s TownLake branch during the 2016 summer Congressional recess. The Congressman had an opportunity to visit with staff and board members as well as tour the YMCA facility. After hearing about programs like LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Project S.A.F.E., and year round meal programs, the Congressman was surprised at how wide and deep the Y’s impact is in the community, “I love that the Y works on the whole person. Not just the body, but the mind and soul too.”
In addition to the tour, Congressman Smith had the opportunity to visit with YMCA members and hear firsthand how the YMCA has given them a place to belong and provided opportunities to build a healthy spirit, mind and body.
Congressman Smith represents six YMCA branches and two YMCA camps operated by the Austin Metropolitan YMCA and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio.