YMCA rally shows employees their impact on the community

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The local YMCA celebrated their impact on the community Sunday. For the seventh year in a row, hundreds of YMCA employees came together to honor employees who stood out.

The meeting this year was held at the La Crosse Center from 4 until 6 p.m. with News 8's Jennifer Livingston emceeing the event.

The organization showed videos and slide shows highlighting the work their employees put in. Directors at the YMCA say the goal of the event is to show employees how much their work means to the community.

"It's just a great way that they can feel empowered by the great work they do and we really show them the impact they have on their community. So our staff really love this event and I think they're inspired when we're done with it," said YMCA marketing director Travis Pernsteiner.

The YMCA of La Crosse and Onalaska employ more than 600 people. Roughly 500 were able to attend the event today.

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