Hamilton Area YMCA

Meet Our 2015 Create The Cover Winner: Kenny Henderson!

Fifth-grader Kenny Henderson of Robbinsville Township loves two things: basketball and drawing. Those combined talents resulted in his selection as the winner of the Hamilton Area YMCA’s “Create the Cover” contest. 

Kenny’s drawing featuring portrayals of all the things you can do to have fun and live a healthy lifestyle at the Y will be featured on the cover of the organization’s December Program Brochure. The Y brochure is sent to 60,000 households throughout Mercer County. 

“Create the Cover” has become a summertime tradition for the Hamilton Area YMCA. This year, participants were asked to draw a picture of what it means to be “Super at the Y.” 

Three entries that best reflected the Y’s core areas of focus – youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – were selected as finalists by a committee of YMCA staff. 

The community voted on the finalists at the Hamilton Area YMCA’s table at Septemberfest. This year, nearly 300 votes were cast.

Kenny, a 5th grader at Pond Road Middle School, and his family have been coming to the Y since he was very young. He started in swimming lessons, but now his favorite activity at the YMCA is playing basketball in the gym with his dad and his brother. His mother is also an active Y member taking advantage of the organization’s Personal Training Program. His drawing reflects all the ways his family enjoys membership in the Hamilton Area YMCA. 

“Once again, the Create the Cover contest has proven to be a hit with the community,” said Hamilton Area YMCA CEO David Kisselback. “The kids in the Y community did an excellent job of illustrating many different ways our organization has inspired them and their families. We are very proud of Kenny, and we know the community will enjoy his work when it arrives in their mailbox.”

The Hamilton Area YMCA program brochure is distributed via mail six times a year to 60,000 households in our area. It contains descriptions and schedules for nearly 150 programs available to community members of all ages and abilities through the Y.