Events & News


2017 Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 29th, the YMCA of Orange held a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.  Thank you parents, kids, volunteers, and community partners for joining us this year.  A special THANK YOU to Grocery Outlet for donating healthy snacks.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, features activities to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.   

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,300 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health.  When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles – or gaps – that prevent them from reaching their full potential, related to hunger, water safety, learning, safe spaces to play, and health.  As part of our commitment to addressing critical gaps in health and education, at Healthy Kids Day, the Y is kicking off efforts to encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer.  


2017 Indy 500 Pinewood Derby Car Races

Start your engines!  The YMCA of Orange Indy 500 Pine-wood Derby Car races took place Saturday, February 25th at the Village of Orange shopping mall.  Over 140 excited youth and families were in attendance to push their cars to the limit and showcase their great paint designs.  Thank you parents, kids, volunteers, and the Village of Orange for making this another memorable event where life long memories were created.  We look forward to next year.


Jimmy Ozaeta , CEO, YMCA of Orange - 5 year Anniversary - Featured Article - Orange Magazine and HB Magazine

A special "Thank You" to Orange Magazine and HB Magazine for the great featured article highlighting our CEO, and our commitment to social change.

Fresh off the press.  Enjoy! 


Orange Magazine - Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Floral Park, Lemon Heights, Cowan Heights, Yorba Linda


HB Magazine (Business Showcase section) - Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Sunset Beach 


2016 Operation Turkey Dinner

Sunday, December 18th: Over 75 Turkey Baskets were provided to families across the city of Orange.  The baskets included a turkey, and scrumptious sides for their holiday meal.  Thank you to all the volunteers and donations that made this possible. 




For over 90 years, the YMCA of Orange has served a unique role in Orange, Anaheim Hills, and Villa Park.  Focusing on enhancing the quality of life in the community, the YMCA provides opportunities for children, youth and families to join life-changing programs such as day camp, youth sports, after-school programs, summer camps, and resident camp. 

As committed volunteers of our community-driven organization, it’s our responsibility to maximize our asset in an effort to serve more youth and families.  As an organization we made a concerted effort to allow the current track operator to extend their lease agreement in April, but when it became evident that the BMX track operator was neither going to extend their existing lease agreement nor respond to our request to submit a proposal, we, as a board, then needed to take a different course of action as to the future plans of our property.  As a non-profit, we can’t be expected (nor are we able) to subsidize the operational expenses of a for-profit business.  Contrary to the inaccurate statements made by, or on behalf of, the track operator, we adamantly deny that our organization requested an absurd monthly lease rate, and that our organization is at the brink of bankruptcy.  We would like to thank our community for your continued support during this transition.

As an organization we stand by our decision to take the necessary steps to maximize our asset.  The last day of BMX programming on our property will be August 31, 2016, please focus your attention on giving this BMX track the proper send off after so many years of creating life-long memories. 

The YMCA of Orange has no additional comments regarding this matter.


Board of Directors

YMCA of Orange