Noah Joynes Youth Recreation Fund

Noah Joynes Youth Recreation FundEstablished in 2020 by the Joynes family to celebrate the life of Noah Joynes, Noah's Fund has two priorities. The first is to provide financial support for youth to participate in recreational and educational activities, programs, athletics, lessons, and events in a safe, supportive, and positive environment. The second is to support the improvement or addition of community youth recreation facilities.

Noah R. Joynes was born and raised in Golden Valley along with his brother, Will Joynes, and sister, Abby Joynes Schulte. His parents, Bill and Judy (Ostrom) Joynes, have been Golden Valley residents since 1984. Bill was the Golden Valley City Manager from 1984 to 2003.

While growing up, Noah was an active participant in Golden Valley Parks and Recreation programs. His first job was summer PlaygroundNoah and a Koala Bear Supervisor and Puppet Wagon Master at Lions Park. He continued working for Parks and Rec through high school and during summers in college.

After starting his career at Golden Valley's Allianz Life Insurance, Noah continued working a night or two at Brookview Golden Valley because he so enjoyed his Parks and Rec family and all the Brookview activities. He worked at Brookview the night before he died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition at age 30.

Noah was a wonderful, fun-loving mentor to the children participating in Golden Valley Parks and Recreation programs. While it's common to hear the words "everyone loved him" after someone dies, in Noah's case it's true. Everyone really did love him! Noah would be honored and appreciative that this fund established in his name will benefit Golden Valley Parks and Recreation youth programs, participants, and facilities.