Volunteer of the Year Spotlight:

Dan Kraft

Thank you to all 2,150 volunteers who made their community better with their time and talents. Here are our winners from every branch.

Blue Ash YMCA

For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our Volunteer of the Year winners from our 2023 Keystone Awards. This week, we introduce you to Dan Kraft from the Blue Ash YMCA. He volunteers his time as a Youth Sports Coach.

Coach Dan goes above and beyond to impact the Y Sports program and understands that little things matter. Dan has coached at least 8 sport seasons over the last two years for both of his boys, sometimes even two teams at a time! He coaches with more energy and enthusiasm than all of his kids combined and brings laughs and smiles to each member of his team. It is obvious Coach Dan also puts in a ton of time and effort before each practice as he always has a well thought out practice plan with numerous fun games that effectively help each athlete to grow in their fundamentals and gain confidence. Dan infectiously spreads his love and passion for sports with each child who has ever played for him. Coach Dan is a coach you wish you could make copies of for every single team. Thank you, Coach Dan, for inspiring and uplifting those around you the Y way!

Keep checking back for more of our volunteer keystones.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati