From September 1 through 15, the Winter Park YMCA Family Center will be honoring the region’s first responders by offering no barriers to join the Y Family. For all police department, sheriff’s department, fire department, prison and EMT employees, the standard joiner’s fee will be waived, and first responders will be able to sign up their families for the individual membership rate.   The Winter Park Y will also host a First Responders Family Challenge from September 11 through October 9. During this competition, our First Responder families can register as a team and compete against other teams by completing various physical activities, including cycling, group power, swimming, basketball, volleyball and more. There will also be activities for children so the entire family can get involved. The team that completes the most activities will earn bragging rights and a Y t-shirt! Also, on September 11, the Winter Park Y will host a First Responders Heroes Salute as we gather under the American flag in front of our Family Center at 8:30 a.m. At exactly 8:46 a.m., we will observe a moment of silence immediately followed by a moment of prayer. For more information on how you can get involved to help support our local heroes, contact Andy Mace at [email protected].