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    Make a Lasting Impact

    EDWIN “EDDIE” RODRIGUEZ is no stranger to giving back and impacting the world around him. Since his childhood, Eddie has understood the importance of a strong and thriving community. His entire life has been an act of service—characterized by involvement with organizations including Just Born, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem for the past 50 years.


    Today, Eddie continues volunteering as a pickleball and basketball coach at the Bethlehem Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA. He teaches players across many ages and abilities and is widely respected. Eddie’s story demonstrates that aligning a healthy lifestyle with a passion for service can make a lasting impact in your neighborhood.


    “This community has given so much back to me that I feel blessed for the opportunity to give back to it,” Eddie said.

    The Greater Valley YMCA offers a variety of opportunities for individuals to get involved in their health and their community. Make an impact like Eddie and volunteer at the Y! By giving time, volunteers change lives and improve communities. Check your local Greater Valley YMCA branch for volunteer opportunities.


    • Coach sports teams or teach exercise classes.
    • Provide support at special events like Golf Tournaments, Races, and the Community Gala.
    • Serve food to youth and seniors in the Food Programs.