Dow Bay Area Family YMCA Introduces Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship

October 3, 2016

The Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship will give local children the opportunity to participate in youth sports programs at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA completely free of charge.

Jeff Buczek, a long-time employee and friend of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, passed away last October. In honor of his life and love for his community the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA has established the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship that will allow local kids to participate in youth sports programs such as the YMCA Basketball Academy (YBA), YMCA Volleyball Academy (YVA), YMCA Flag Football League, YMCA swim lessons, sports training, clinics and more at no cost to them. The Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship was made possible by proceeds raised at the inaugural Jeff Buczek Memorial Golf Outing, which took place on August 22.

“Jeff had a passion for youth sports and impacted countless lives over the years, so establishing this scholarship in his name is a very fitting way to let his legacy live on,” said Aaron Cianek, Communications & Marketing Director at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA.

Jeff worked at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA for over 10 years and made an impact on virtually every area of the Y, including Youth Sports, Aquatics, Maintenance and Member Services. During that time, Jeff also volunteered at countless special events at the Y and in the community, and he was also deeply involved with the Boys and Girls Club, a variety of community and youth baseball and softball leagues and much more. Jeff impacted countless lives and this golf outing will ensure that Jeff will continue to impact lives through youth scholarships for years to come.

Kids and their parents can apply for the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship by visiting the Member Service Desk at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, where application forms are available for parents to fill out. Since the scholarship is designed to give kids an opportunity to participate in enriching sports programs free of charge, proof of income is required for consideration for the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship.

To learn more about the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship or to apply, please visit the Member Service Desk at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA. For all other questions or to learn how to contribute to the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship fund, please contact Joslyn Jamrog, Membership Director at 989.895.8596 or jjamrog@ymcabaycity.org.