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2014-07-31 12:28:54

TAMPA, Fla., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward to help the more than 93 million Americans impacted by the disease of obesity. Founded more than 160 years ago, the YMCA brings to...

2014-07-09 08:22:58

WALTHAM, Mass., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of combined heat and power (CHP) systems to YMCA facilities in Meriden and Milford, Connecticut. The systems will supply 60 kW of electricity to each facility, while simultaneously providing hot water for building heating, domestic hot water, and pool heating. The Meriden YMCA project is supported through the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, an innovative...

2014-06-18 23:01:02

Y-Guides, a YMCA of Greater Charlotte program for dads and kids will host a unique campout at BB&T Ballpark. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 WHAT:     More than 400 Y-Guides dads and kids will attend a Charlotte Knights baseball game and camp out overnight in the outfield of the BB&T Ballpark. Fathers and their children will make lasting memories spending quality time in a unique outdoor experience, while meeting Y-Guides participants from all over the...

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...

2014-06-11 23:00:58

The Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Adult and Kids Triathlon, “Tri Ballantynes”, combines competition craze with a family-fun festival to raise money for camp and after-school program scholarships. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Riding the wave of triathlon popularity, the Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Tri Ballantynes, will host its largest crowd on Saturday, July 12. With two competitions, one for adult competitors and one for kids, roughly 1,000 triathletes will swim, bike and...

2014-06-11 08:31:13

Actress Eva Longoria and Brita Continue Commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America's "Drink Up" Initiative OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brita water filtration brand is teaming up with the YMCA of the USA and actress, director, producer and activist Eva Longoria to help encourage kids to drink more water. As part of the ongoing effort to support organizations fighting childhood obesity and working towards healthier futures for our children, Brita...

2014-06-10 23:00:49

Father’s Day started at the Y in 1910. Today, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s Y-Guides program creates unique experiences that help dads develop even stronger bonds with their children and friendships with other dads. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. Dodd, the daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran, was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers....

2014-05-16 23:00:51

Excitement Builds As 15 Young Swimmers Prove They Should Be the First to Ride the All New Water Slides at Carowinds Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 After 36 weeks of instruction, 15 enthusiastic swimmers ages five to ten years old will take their final swim assessment on Tuesday, May 20 at the University City YMCA. Upon successfully demonstrating their skills, the children will be among the first riders on the all-new Dorsal Fin Drop and Surfer’s Swell slides, currently under...

2014-05-14 23:15:20

Beginning the summer of 2014, the YMCA of Frederick County will be managing the Brunswick City Municipal Pool. YMCA staff and volunteers will be at the pool on May 22, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a Community Open House. Brunswick, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Beginning the summer of 2014, the YMCA of Frederick County will be managing the Brunswick City Municipal Pool (99 Cummings Drive). This partnership affords the Y the opportunity to provide services directly to Brunswick residents and...

2014-05-13 23:01:26

In observance of National Water Safety Month the YMCA of Greater Charlotte reinforces the importance of water safety and swim lessons during peak months for water recreation. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 This May the YMCA of Greater Charlotte celebrates National Water Safety Month by reinforcing the importance of water safety and learning to swim. A historical nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y has been a leading provider of...


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