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2011-09-03 07:00:00

The entire length of Gannaway Drive (from Main Street to Ragsdale Road) will be blocked off, turning downtown Jamestown into a gigantic concert venue. Jamestown, NC (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Jamestown Swing, a non-profit organization established in 2009 to market Jamestown, NC and raise funds and awareness for the YMCA âœWe Build Peopleâ campaign through high profile special events, has announced its 2011 charity event will be held Saturday, October...

2011-07-07 07:11:00

Ys across the nation to provide 7 million meals to children this summer, as part of funding provided by Walmart's Summer Giving Campaign CHICAGO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the school year ends, so do free meals for the millions of children in low-income households who depend on them most. This summer, the Y is partnering with Walmart in an effort to feed more children through the Summer Food Service Program - the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s program to provide...

2011-06-14 10:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Boards of the YMCA of Greater Saint Paul and the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis announced today that the two organizations intend to fully integrate and form one new YMCA to serve the greater Twin Cities region and western Wisconsin communities. The new YMCA--the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities--is expected to be operating by January 1, 2012. This change will not affect Y memberships and no Y locations or camps will be closed....

2011-05-25 16:17:00

JOPLIN, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to lend a helping hand to individuals and families greatly affected by the deadly May 22 tornado, the Joplin Family YMCA is providing free childcare services. The program, a partnership with the United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas, the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and Missouri Southern State University, is open to children up to age 14. The United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast...

2011-04-18 14:32:00

PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh today announced that its chief executive officer, Eric Mann, has accepted the position of CEO of the YMCA of Florida's First Coast in Jacksonville, Florida and will remain with the Greater Pittsburgh Y through June 30. The YMCA has established a search committee and will be working with the YMCA of the USA to identify a replacement for Mr. Mann. The Greater Pittsburgh Y expects to have Mr. Mann's replacement...

2011-04-13 07:00:00

As parents face financial hurdles to keep kids active, YMCA's Healthy Kids Day(TM) makes physical activity easy, accessible for the entire family CHICAGO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite growing rates of childhood obesity and chronic illness among the nation's kids, only 15 percent of American parents rank overall physical health as the top concern for their children, according to national survey findings released today by YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). The YMCA's Family Health...

2011-04-12 10:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 16, the YMCA of the East Bay is encouraging all kids and parents to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It's all part of the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day(TM) - the nation's largest health day for families. The free events will take place at the YMCA of the East Bay branches. Activities will range from biking on a spin cycle, to basketball games and yoga. As a leading nonprofit strengthening...

2011-04-08 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Niagara Bank announced today that it is contributing $100,000 to the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, and challenging the community and other corporate citizens to support Pool Together for Swim Safety, a program that will provide local school-age children with urgently-needed swimming instruction at YMCA Summer Camps this year. "Learning to swim is a critical skill for any child. But for minority children, who are 2.6 times more likely to drown,...

2011-02-28 09:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Denver YMCA is celebrating our 135th anniversary serving the community and we would appreciate your help in spreading the news! It's a Happy 135th Birthday to the Denver Y!!! Be part of our history by sharing some of your own! Send us your stories! Your Denver YMCA stories - it's the perfect gift for us! Tell us how the Y has impacted your life! Did you learn to swim here? Play basketball or learn to dance? Found your best friend at a yoga...

2011-02-16 16:19:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) the national resource office of YMCAs in the U.S., announced the Y's expansion of its Healthier Communities Initiatives, efforts that focus on making policy and environmental changes that support healthy lifestyles in communities across the United States. The YMCA's Healthier Communities Initiatives are built on the concept that local communities can work together to give all community members healthy...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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