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2014-06-16 12:22:12

Hundreds of YMCA ambassadors from around the world to focus on Empowering Young People ESTES PARK, Colo., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park will host more than 1,300 YMCA delegates from more than 80 countries during the 18(th) World Council event June 29 - July 5. The World Council meeting dates back to 1855 and occurs every four years to coordinate the YMCA movement worldwide. For the first time since 1981, the meeting is returning to...

2014-05-01 23:02:09

South Meck Sabres raise over $20,000 to support the city’s only customized baseball complex serving kids with special needs. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 What: Ceremonial presentation of a $20,000 donation to support YMCA Miracle League at University City YMCA from South Mecklenburg High School When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Where: The University City YMCA Miracle League Baseball Field...

2014-03-25 23:00:58

The Johnston YMCA's Third Annual Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament offers Charlotte youth a fun and safe activity. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 What: Third Annual YMCA Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament for teens and young adults (Ages 13 – 22) When: Friday, March 28, 2014 from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Where: The Johnston YMCA located at 3025 N. Davidson Street in Charlotte, NC 28205 Why: In response to a series of teen deaths within the community, in 2011 the...

2014-02-27 23:36:49

The YMCA School of Dance Company’s Mid-Year Performance will be Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. The show will be in the Auditorium of the Middletown High School. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The YMCA School of Dance Company’s Mid-Year Performance will be Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:00 pm. The show will be in the Auditorium of the Middletown High School. Tickets are available at the membership services desk in the front lobby of the Y, at 1000 N Market St in...

2014-02-10 08:24:41

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - YMCA's across Canada are reaping the benefits of their 2013 'Strong Kids' campaign. According to the YMCA website, over 58,000 donors donated $11.4 million across the country. One of the key contributors to this campaign is critically acclaimed dancer/choreographer Kelli Gautreau, who collaborated with the YMCA to create an original music video, in which sponsors donated money for ever view. The music video ran for a 90-day limited engagement...

2013-11-14 23:28:04

The University City YMCA’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Food Drive provides meals and fellowship for hundreds of Charlotteans (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 As part of the Y’s commitment to giving back and providing support to its neighbors, the University City YMCA will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Food Drive on November 21. The event was created to provide a hot meal and fellowship to those who may not have families, homes or food of their own. Families and individuals...

2013-10-24 23:02:17

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot’s first ever film sponsorship includes co-branded TV and radio spots and digital campaign. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, Reel FX and Relativity Media today announced a partnership featuring the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday animated comedy, "Free Birds," in a co-branded marketing campaign which launches this week and ends on Thanksgiving Day with the Capital One Bank 46th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. "Free...

2013-09-26 23:00:50

YMCA Miracle League, a baseball program for children with special needs, will host an evening with Kyle Maynard at the University City YMCA. Players, families and the community will get the chance to meet the man who looks beyond limitations. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Last fall, the University City YMCA celebrated its very first opening day of the YMCA Miracle League, a baseball program for children with special needs. On Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m., the Y will light...

2013-09-05 23:18:32

For the eighth consecutive summer, Y Readers students improved or maintained reading skills through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s Y Readers Program. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 While many Charlotteans indulged in traditional summer recreation, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte was hard at work, preparing children for academic success through their nationally renowned Y Readers literacy program. Using the STAR Reader test, the Y reports that 86 percent of its 492 Y Readers...

2013-08-01 23:01:44

The Dowd YMCA hosts “Dowd in the Dark” to highlight a growing exercise trend and encourage health and fitness enthusiasts to take physical conditioning to the next level. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Serving Charlotteans for over 138 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has been a mecca for those dedicated to improving their health and well-being. As physical conditioning trends have evolved throughout the years, the Y continues to create innovative programs designed to...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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