YMCA Walk Web site and Pledge Form
Please join us and get sponosrs!
The Mall at
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Raise $25 ~ Receive an official Camp Northpoint t-shirt
Raise $50 ~ Receive a Camp t-shirt and flashlight
Raise $100 ~ Receive a Camp t-shirt and Camp Northpoint beach towel
Raise $250 ~ Receive a Camp t-shirt and a two hour pool party for 6 at Camp Northpoint
Raise $500 ~ Receive a Camp t-shirt and a two hour pool party for 10 at Camp Northpoint
Raise $1,000 ~ Receive a Camp t-shirt and a two hour pizza/pool party for 12 at Camp Northpoint
In 2003 when the YMCA was raising money to build Camp Northpoint Gabe stepped up as Honorary Chair of the inaugural walk. His support helped raise more than $20,000 the first year.
Summer Camp can provide one of the most rewarding experiences in a child's life. Since 1970s, the Northwest Family YMCA has provided outstanding day camp programs for thousands of children - helping them to build relationships, make lifelong friends and develop positive values.
In June 2005, the Northwest Family YMCA opened the first phase of YMCA Camp Northpoint, and for the past three summers, campers and families have enjoyed the swim center complex, playground, sport fields, hiking paths, climbing tower, shelters and an aqua sprayground. Camp Northpoint will open in the summer of 2008 with a new multi-sports court and in the future, hopes to add an outdoor amphitheater, low ropes course with a zip line, as well as additional nature trail for expanded outdoor education programming.
All funds raised through the Gabe Dalmath Memorial "Healthy Strides for Happy Kids" Walk
will be used to fund further development at Camp Northpoint.
For more information on Camp Northpoint and how you can help please contact Chrissy Andrews at 585-723-5478 with any questions.
In 2003, when the Northwest Family YMCA was raising money
to build YMCA Camp Northpoint, Gabe happily stepped up as
Honorary Chair of the inaugural community walk. His support
helped raise more than $20,000 in our first Camp
Northpoint Walk. He helped to get the community involved
and excited about this new facility that has impacted many
children and families. In 2007, the YMCA dedicated its Annual
Camp Northpoint Walk in Gabe’s Memory because of his
dedication to making our community a better place to live,
work and raise a family.
We are pleased to announce the establishment of The Gabe Dalmath Foundation in memory of Gabe Dalmath. Full Story
Click here to see Gabe's Givers Video coverage from the 2007 Muscular Dystrophy Association Telthon with Rebecca LeClair, Rich Funke and special Guest, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks,, who co-hosted the Telethon with Gabe for 10 years. Thank you to all the generous and thoughtful people who made $100, $250, $500 and $1000 donations to MDA in Gabe's memory. Full story
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks is joined by members of the Dalmath family in front of an artist's rendering of the future Elephant Splash Pool and Gabe Dalmath Elephant Overlook.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined the Seneca Park Zoo Society and Seneca Park Zoo officials to announce that thanks to the support of the community, the Experience Great Things fundraising campaign has reached its $250,000 goal. The money will be used to help build a splash pool for African elephants Genny C. and Lilac.
“From children to adults, to community groups and area businesses, many stepped forward to support this campaign. Thanks to their efforts and generosity, we will now be able to build a splash pool for Genny C. and Lilac and make their new home even better,” said Brooks. “The pool will enhance the quality of life for Genny C. and Lilac, while also giving visitors a close-up view of our two elephants as they play in the water.”
Brooks also announced that they have decided to honor in a very special way the leadership of campaign co-chair Gabe Dalmath, who passed away in September. A sign was unveiled reading “Future Home of the Elephant Splash Pool and Gabe Dalmath Elephant Overlook”. Gabe’s wife Jean Dalmath, who served as co-chair along with Gabe, was on hand for the unveiling, along with their daughter Amanda and Gabe’s mom Kate.
“We are grateful for the leadership of Gabe Dalmath, who along with his wife Jean, served as chair of the Experience Great Things campaign,” Brooks added. “Gabe would be very pleased we have reached our goal, and grateful to all those who helped. We too are grateful, for Gabe’s work on this campaign and for all he did to make our community a better place.”
“Helping make the Zoo an even more popular destination for families and a great home for the animals meant a lot to Gabe,” said Jean Dalmath, co-chair of the Experience Great Things campaign. “This was one of the last public service projects he was involved with. I know he would have been so touched and honored to be remembered for his work on behalf of the Elephant Exhibit and the Seneca Park Zoo.”
Brooks also thanked the Zoo’s six SpokesKids and Experience Great Things Committee members for all their hard work and support.
“The Seneca Park Zoo Society’s Board of Trustees and staff wish to thank the many campaign contributors who supported this exciting addition to the Elephant Exhibit,” said Rachel Baker August, Seneca Park Zoo Society Executive Director. “Genny C. and Lilac are so fortunate to have incredible private and public support for their watering hole. We thank Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and the campaign committee, and we honor Gabe Dalmath’s commitment to this effort.”
“It is wonderful to have the community show their support for this project, which will enhance the quality of life for Genny C. and Lilac, and be of great enjoyment to Zoo visitors,” said Larry Sorel, Seneca Park Zoo Director. “The ability to play in the splash pool will add variety to the elephants’ lives and encourage natural behaviors.”
Construction of the splash pool is expected to begin next year. It will be located at the south end of the elephant yard. The splash pool will hold approximately 50,000 gallons of water, up to five feet deep. It will feature a sloping entrance that resembles a watering hole in their native environment. Located just 15 feet away from Zoo visitors, the splash pool will afford an unobstructed, close-up view of Genny C. and Lilac as they play in the water.
The Elephant Exhibit opened in April 2006. In September 2006, the Time Warner Cable Elephant Atrium
officially opened. The splash pool will be the final piece of the exhibit.
See CriticalTracking at Work on Fox TV in Philadelphia, PA
By Gabe Dalmath (Author), G. R. Defranco (Author), Jan Lamartina Waxman (Author)
Gabe was asked to write this book in 1996. It was the only Tapestry Series volume on a United States city that sold out its first printing and generated a second printing. Used copies of the book can be purchased online.
"To the uninitiated, Rochester is but a dot above the New York State Thruway, located somewhere between Syracuse and Buffalo. But you need only spend a few hours here to discover that the splendor of a river gorge and waterfalls, magnificent mansions and manicured gardens, the richness of history, and a feast of music all make Rochester much more than just a spot on a map."
So writes Gabe Dalmath in The Image Is Rochester. His hometown, although often overlooked, is a quiet leader among American cities. The metropolis has progressed from being "The Flour City," derived from its early 19th-century origins as a gristmill town, to "The World's Image Centre," renowned for such corporate visionaries as Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, and Xerox.
Through the transformation, Rochester has maintained its small-town ideals. It is a place where Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass fought for their beliefs and were celebrated for doing so; where everyone finds time to play a few rounds of golf, listen to a symphony, or ski down a steep slope; and where volunteerism is so strong that the city was deemed America's kindest by Reader's Digest.
Dalmath's uncovering of these rich qualities is complemented by G.R. DeFranco's stunning collection of photos by the area's finest photographers, all of which show that Rochester is indeed more than just a spot on a map. As Dalmath reminds us, "Spend a lifetime here, and you will have lived well."
- Hardcover: 239 pages
- Publisher: Towery Pub. (May 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1881096408
- ISBN-13: 978-1881096405
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 9 x 0.8 inches