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2014-09-05 23:01:02

With the addition of the new education center, the Y will increase its capacity to drive academic achievement and inspire children in preschool, after-school programs and day camp. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Since 1980, the Harris YMCA in SouthPark has served as a safe and healthy environment for adults and children. On Thursday, September 18, the Y will further expand its promise to drive academic achievement and inspire children beginning with breaking ground at the future...

2014-08-27 23:01:21

The Steele Creek YMCA’s C2 Survival Race combines an extreme, obstacle challenge for race enthusiasts who wish to support a good cause. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Taking its popular obstacle race to a new location and new extremes, the Steele Creek YMCA will host its largest crowd at its 3rd Annual C2 Survival Race on Saturday, September 13 at YMCA Camp Thunderbird. Hundreds of competitors will participate in three race divisions: adult, youth and teams. Within each...

2014-08-26 08:27:10

The Trust will subsidize YMCA memberships of more than 5,000 former players as they adjust to life away from the field CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and The Trust--Powered by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)--today announced a new partnership to help former NFL players improve their health by providing memberships at YMCAs throughout the nation. The Trust, a set of resources available through the...

2014-08-08 12:24:25

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Benbrook Community Center YMCA of Fort Worth, Texas today announced the opening of registration for its inaugural Superheroes 5K Run, which will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The race is open to 1,000 participants. It will be a timed chip race and ran on a certified course. It's a great way to train for the upcoming Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot. The Superheroes 5K Run will take place along the historic Meacham...

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...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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