The Impact

Contributed for Stem Cell Research and to Fight ALS

Beneficiaries Include

  • $1,190,700 The ALS Association
  • $554,500 The JT Walk Grant & The Mitchum Family Grant for Emory University
  • $370,000 The Eck Grant for Johns Hopkins University
  • $150,000 The JT & Family Grant for Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • $112,500 The JT and Family Grant for the University of Michigan
  • $96,725 The Beth Prever Trust for ALS Patient Services
  • $75,000 Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • $10,000 Duke University

Hampton Roads Community Impact

Contributed to services and facilities for the disabled in our community

JT’s Grommet Island

Established 2010 | $1,955,400

JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for EveryBODY stands on the Virginia Beach oceanfront as a testament to the power of people determined to make a difference in the lives of others. The first ever accessible beach park for disabled children.

The Grombulance

Established 2011 | $520,000

A mobile pediatric care unit which ensures that CHKD patients get the lifesaving care they need during hospital transport. ICU On Wheels!

JT’s Camp Grom

Grand Opening 2018 | $14,763,075

In our most unique community collaboration yet, the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation has teamed up with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads to create a landmark new adventure park for those who need it most.

YMCA JT’s Camp Grom is a day retreat developed especially for wounded veterans and their families, the families of fallen war heroes and children and adults with differing abilities. It is a special place where everyone in the family can spend time and participate, together. Unlike traditional camps, Camp Grom delivers a unique day of activities surrounded by family and friends.

This 70-acre site in Virginia Beach offers a variety of adaptive and integrated outdoor and indoor adventure opportunities. Camp Grom’s water features include an aquatic center with a zero-entry pool and resistance area, an outdoor lake for fishing and fun, complete with a cable wakeboarding system, kayaks, and more, and an outdoor splash pad and lazy river combination. A full-sized gym with staging area, athletic fields, archery area, quiet sensory room, and alpine climbing tower are some of the other highlights of Camp Grom.

Thanks to the support of many individuals, groups, and companies, YMCA JT’s Camp Grom will allow families and individuals to take place in personal development activities, educational programs, and entertainment and social gatherings. The goal at Camp Grom is to encourage and inspire so that participants go home with a new sense of confidence, empowering them and improving their quality of life.