In 1998, Winnie the Pooh was named the World’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The UN also wrote a declaration in April of 2011 where we are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities”.
At the Y, we celebrate friendship by providing the 20/20 Referral Program to our members who spread the word about our mission to their friends! As an incentive for becoming a partner in health and referring a member to the Y, both you and the new members you bring to the Y receive a 20% savings on your membership. And you both continue to receive the 20% savings as long as you both remain members.
You can also celebrate Friendship Day by coming to one of the many classes we offer and making some new friends! Check out our app for more information about classes, class times, locations, and alerts for all of the branches. Our app is available on both Android and Apple devices.