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Member Referral Program

Want free YMCA gear? Refer a new member!

With the YMCA's new Member Referral Program, it pays to help your friends stay healthy and active as members of the Y.

When you refer a new member to the YMCA, you can earn free YMCA gear like shirts, bags, hats and more! Once the member you referred has been active for 30 days, you’ll get an email where to pick up your Y swag! The more members you refer, the more gear you earn!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can refer a new member to the referral program?

Any YMCA member who has been active for 30 days can refer a new member!

Who can join the Y under the referral program?

Current members can refer anyone who has not been a member of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region for at least 90 days prior to applying to the referral program.

What YMCA gear is offered to choose from?


YMCA branded blanket

*Limited Stock*


YMCA branded beanie

*Limited Stock*

7" Basketball

YMCA branded basketball

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

YMCA branded stainless steel water bottle

Yoga Mat

YMCA branded yoga matt

Sling Backpack

YMCA branded sling backpack

Trucker Hat

YMCA branded trucker hat

Duffle Bag

YMCA branded duffle bag

Toddler Shirt

YMCA branded toddler shirt

Size: 2T and 4T

Infant Onesie - Blue

YMCA branded blue infant onesie

Sizes: 6 Months, 12 Months and 18 Months

Infant Onesie - Pink

YMCA branded pink infant onesie

Sizes: 6 Months, 12 Months and 18 Months

What are the benefits of referring a new member?

By referring a new member, current members will receive free Y gear of their choice.

How can I refer someone?

Refer a friend to join the Y! When they join, within their first 30 days, fill out the Member Referral Form. Someone from our business office will reach out to you (after the person you referred has been with the Y for 30 days) via email within 30-60 days after the first month of submitting the referral. The email will let you know that your YMCA gear is ready to be picked up and also confirm the YMCA location you choose to pick up your gear.

Can current members refer more than one member?

Yes! You will get to pick your YMCA gear for each member you refer.

Can I refer a member to a branch other than my own?

You can refer a member to any YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region membership center. 

Your referral for a couple or family membership unit will count as 1 referral and not multiple referrals.

I have a friend and we both want to join the Y at the same time. Can we refer each other for gear?

Nope, sorry! At least one person must be a current YMCA member before they can refer a new member.

Before this program started, I referred multiple families to join the Y. Can I receive a promo code for their memberships?

No, sorry! The YMCA gear is only available to current members who refer a new member to the Y after the referral program began (May 2023).

Can I buy items from the member referral display case?

No, you can only receive those items if you refer another member.

What types of memberships qualify for a referral?

Any traditional YMCA facility membership type that pays the YMCA directly through an automatic bank draft will qualify for you to get a referral. You will not get Y gear for corporate memberships subsidized by employers or paid for via payroll deduction, insurance-based memberships (such as SilverSneakers Fitness Program, Silver&Fit, Renew Active and Healthways Prime) or another third party that pays Y membership dues on an individual’s behalf.

Your referral for a couple or family membership unit will count as 1 referral and not multiple referrals.

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