YMCA of Selma a valuable resource

Published 10:52pm Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday the YMCA of Selma honored 75-year-old Clifford Morrison for his 50 dedicated years of membership. Morrison has cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop him from getting up and moving around — and the Y has been the place for him to do that. He was honored with a plaque that pictured Morrison in his inner tube and read “Clifford P. Morrison January 8, 2013, a veteran of YMCA aquatics and an example of YMCA mentality.”

We’d like to applaud Morrison for his dedication to the YMCA and the example that he has set for us all.

Morrison has shown us that there is no reason not to get up and get moving — no matter your age, weight, physical condition or other personal circumstance.

Morrison had someone take him to the pool at the YMCA and in the past 50 years, more than 40 YMCA employees have been there to help Morrison out of the water.

This story gives us just a small glimpse at the dedication and the jewel that is the YMCA of Selma. The staff is dedicated to its members and the facility serves as an outlet for all types of people who come though their doors.

We applaud the YMCA of Selma for being both ready and able to serve the residents of Selma and Dallas County — no matter their age, weight or physical condition.

The Y is an incredible resource and story’s like Morrison’s remind us just how valuable it truly is.

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