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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...

2011-01-13 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI), the world's leading supplier of light sources used by chipmakers to create advanced semiconductor chips, today announced its sponsorship of the Cymer Computer Clubhouse, located at the Mission Valley YMCA. Part of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Cymer Computer Clubhouse will serve as an after-school outlet where local youth can tap into their passions and develop skills in a learning environment out-fitted...

2010-09-14 08:49:00

Award program recognizes initiatives designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has awarded five Ys with the 2010 YMCA-Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Family Strengthening Award in recognition of their exemplary work to strengthen and support families in their communities. The selected Ys will receive a monetary award to enhance their family strengthening initiatives and will serve as...