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2008-09-19 12:00:16

A comedy fundraiser Saturday at the Blue Cafe will benefit the Fairfield Family YMCA. The event at 210 The Promenade North features comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and includes appetizers. Musical entertainment follows the show. To order tickets, call 562-423-0491 or go online to the Laugh is Hope Web site. (c) 2008 Press-Telegram Long Beach, CA.....

2008-09-19 09:00:40

HANOVER - The South Shore YMCA, together with the America on the Move Foundation and Amway Global, will hold a "Walk a Mile at Hanover Mall" event on Saturday. The event is aimed at inspiring individuals and families to make small changes for a healthier lifestyle. The initial recommendation is to add 2,000 steps - approximately one mile - and consume 100 fewer calories per day. The goal would be to track 1 million steps in three hours to contribute to a national goal of achieving 10...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA announced today it has named Judith Parker as Vice President of Financial Development. Ms. Parker's addition comes as the YMCA nears completion of its capital campaign that will allow for the charity to add two new branch facilities in the Alamo and Oakley communities and remodel the Irvin Deutscher Family YMCA in Pleasant Hill. Ms. Parker's long-standing relationships in the community, strong expertise in donor...

2008-09-18 15:00:12

By GIOVANNA FABIANO, STAFF WRITER GARFIELD -- A new statewide program designed to combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits and regular exercise kicked off Tuesday at the Garfield YMCA. "Healthy U," a joint effort between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, will be implemented in 359 YMCAs across the state and is open to children ages 5 to 12 who are enrolled in the organization's after-school programs. Funded by a $1...

2008-09-16 15:00:37

AUBURN - The YMCA will take part in the national initiative known as YMCA Activate America(R) for the third year. Activate America is the YMCA's response to the nation's growing health crisis. Through Activate America, the YMCA is redefining itself and engaging communities across the country to provide better opportunities for people of all ages in their pursuit of health and well being. The YMCA will participate by offering an open house from Saturday through Saturday, Sept. 20 to 27,...

2008-09-02 09:00:44

ALAMO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA announced today it has secured $7.5 million toward its goal of $8.1 million to build new branch facilities in Alamo and Oakley and to expand and remodel the Irvin Deutscher Family YMCA in Pleasant Hill. In this final phase of fundraising, the YMCA is soliciting donations from Contra Costa County citizens to raise the remaining $600,000 required to bring all projects to fruition. With the completion of these construction and...

2008-08-17 15:00:26

LEWISTON - Lewiston Recreation Department is preparing for its fall tennis leagues. Mixed doubles in divisions A, B and C will begin Sunday, August 24. Men's B and C singles will start Monday, August 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Women's B and C singles will run at the same time beginning Wednesday, August 27. Men's and women's A singles run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting August 28. Registration may be completed online or at the rec department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30...

2008-08-06 18:00:26

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--COLLINSVILLE -- Mine subsidence is causing cracks to appear in the foundation of the Collinsville-Maryville-Troy YMCA. YMCA CEO Jorge Perez confirmed that the cracks appear to be due to mine subsidence, and a contractor has been hired to assess the danger to the building. "Nothing right now is causing us massive concern," Perez said. "We know the horror stories of the community and don't want to be caught up in something like that. We launched...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Jonathan Brunt, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 6--County leaders on Tuesday delayed a decision on the possible purchase of the downtown YMCA. City Park Board members have requested that the county buy the YMCA using property taxes collected through the Conservation Futures program. In 2006, the Park Board agreed to pay $5.3 million for the land and building, using a right-of-first-refusal option to stop a developer from buying the site, which overlooks Spokane Falls and is...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

ADA, Mich., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway Global and YMCA of the USA announced today that they will work together to expand the reach and impact of the YMCA's efforts to build healthier communities across America. As part of the collaboration, Amway Global is making a significant financial contribution to support Activate America(R), the YMCA's response to our nation's health crisis. "Through Activate America, YMCAs are engaging their communities to better support people of all ages who are...