ryan patterson memorial swim meet
January 21-22, 2017
Raritan Bay YMCA
We are accepting sponsors for our 2017 Ryan Patterson Memorial Swim Meet until January 3rd, 2017. For more information on sponsorship levels, click here.
Please submit completed sponsorship paperwork and return to Metuchen YMCA Welcome Desk, located at 65 High Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Ryan Patterson believed that every child should be provided the opportunity to sparkle. She helped so many children realize their gifts and share them with the world. Ryan believed that gestures both large and small had the power to make a difference in the life of a child.
At a young age, Ryan committed to helping those around her. As a teen she began her work with children as a member and coach of the Metuchen Branch YMCA Manta Ray swim team. Her work with her teammates inspired her and helped guide her direction in college.
Ryan attended Colgate University, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then received her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in the Bronx. After graduate school, the Bronx became her new domain. Ryan’s caring, insight and persistence allowed her to help troubled children in need. At the time of her death, Ryan worked at the Morris Heights Health Center counseling and supporting students at the Health Opportunities High School and Truman High School in the South Bronx.
About the Meet
The Ryan Patterson Memorial Swim Meet is an annual fundraiser to benefit the YMCA of MEWSA Annual Support Campaign, The Ryan Patterson Memorial Scholarship and the MEY Swim Team. The meet began as a tribute to honor Ryan Patterson, the Metuchen YMCA swim coach who passed away at a very young age. Ryan Patterson Memorial Meet Day is a beautiful tribute to honor a wonderful woman.