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For the second year in a row, the York Jewish Community Center's Youth Fitness program has been nominated for the National Council for Youth Sports STRIVE Organization of the Year award.

STRIVE, which stands for Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Value and Excellence, recognizes organizations that use a "kids first" approach to promoting responsible health and wellness initiatives. The York JCC is one of five organizations across the nation nominated for the award.

The winning organization receives a $5,000 donation as well as being named organization of the year.

The JCC was a top-five finalist last year but did not win. Officials at the JCC said being nominated a second time proves the community center's standards of excellence and sportsmanship.

Online voting for the organization of the year is open and allowed once per day until June 9. Voting can be done on the National Council for Youth Sports website at ncys.org/strive.

— Reach Katherine Ranzenberger at kranzenberger@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDKatherine.

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