The Mason City Family YMCA announces Mandi’s Miles, a 24 hour fundraising day, with a goal of raising $75,000. The highlight being YMCA board president Mandi Pralle doing a 24 hour run, on the Y track. The run begins 8am Nov. 16, concluding at 8am Nov. 17. There will be open coffee hours to cheer Mandi to the finish.
The Public is urged to donate to Pralle’s run. Businesses are asked to sponsor hours or matching dollars for donations received during a specific time. Individuals can guess total mileage through a donation of that amount.
The Y will be open for the full 24 hours. Access from 9pm – 5am will be adults only (no pool). Activities include pickleball, poker runs, and others to follow.
Those wishing to donate to Pralle’s run – or who simply want to donate to the Y – can click here!
RUN WITH MANDI!
Registration is now open! Run with Mandi anytime during her run. Registration includes a t-shirt.
$2,000 donation Banner on the track day of the event Banner hung in the YMCA building for 12 months after the event Digital Recognition for 12 months Spotlight on the YMCA Facebook page for designated 1 hour time slot
Match all donations brought in during the designated time slot Example: $500 gets donated between 4pm – 5pm which is your designated time slot. You donate $500 to make a match.
MONEY FOR MILES
Guess how many miles Mandi will run in 24 hours – donate that dollar amount by clicking here. Enter your guess in ‘other’ box for donation amount. Select Mandi’s Miles in the campaign dropdown Fill in your information and payment information and click submit
After the drowning death of my uncle, my parents were determined to make sure my brother and I knew how to swim—they enrolled us in YMCA swimming lessons as soon as they possibly could. I was just a baby when my YMCA story began.
As I grew up, I enrolled in EVERY youth program the YMCA offered. My brother and I spent countless hours shooting hoops with my dad, taking family exercises classes with my mom—it was my second home. I knew all the staff and they knew me.
When I was old enough, I was certified as a lifeguard through the YMCA. I worked as a part-time lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA throughout high school and college. On Saturdays, I volunteered as a girl’s youth basketball coach. I developed lifelong friendships with both members and staff.
Today, I’m the Board President of the Mason City YMCA Board of Directors, in hopes to give back to an organization that gave SO MUCH to me. The ‘Y’ is not your typical gym–it’s an organization that provides opportunities for our youth and the underserved in our community, it’s a social hub, a truly integral part of life for so many. I will be a lifelong member of the YMCA—the YMCA is a big part of who I am, and who I want to be.