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Avondale Meadows Y Celebrates First Anniversary

Press Release, 8/11/2014

Indy Star, 8/18/2014

The Avondale Meadows YMCA will celebrate its one year anniversary this month by inviting the public to its free Community Day on August 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Avondale Meadows YMCA, 3908 Meadows Drive. Attendees will be enjoy exercise demonstrations, health screenings and a host of fun activities for kids and families.

During Community Day, attendees will also be asked to help the Avondale Meadows YMCA win the 2014 Lincoln Legacy Award by voting for the organization online. Each year Lincoln Financial Group recognizes and invests in nonprofit organizations whose principles and programs advance Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of freedom and opportunity through education. The Avondale Meadows YMCA is one of ten finalist for this year’s $50,000 award. The Y was selected as a finalist for its Y-Achievers Program, which help students prepare for college through a variety of tools, workshops and resources. The public can help the Y win the award by voting online at www.lincolnslegacyaward.com.

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Benjamin Harrison YMCA Hosts Summer Bash Fundraiser

WISH TV Ch. 8, 8/17/2014

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA will host its Summer Bash fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m., at The Garrison. The event is held each year to help raise funds for the Y’s Annual Campaign, which allows individuals and families to participate in Y programs. To purchase tickets for the Summer Bash call 317-547-9622.

Pediatric Weight Mgmt Program Offered at HRH YMCA

Hendricks County Flyer, 7/23/2014

Hendricks Regional Health and the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA are presenting a pediatric weight management program called STOP for children ages 8-18. The 12-week program meets each week at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA.

Y Volunteers Recognized at IBE’s Diversity Awards Breakfast

Indy Star, 7/17/2014

Congratulations to YMCA of Greater Indianapolis’ board member, Sue Tempero for receiving the Diversity Advocate Award at this year’s 31st Annual Diversity Volunteer Awards Breakfast. Sue was nominated for being an active champion in raising the cultural competency of staff and volunteers at the Y for many years. Youth volunteer, Rahil Thanawal, was also recognized with the Outstanding Service Award for helping to furnish the Child Watch area at the Fishers YMCA.

Avondale Meadows Y Hosts Aspen Dental’s Mouth Mobile

WTHR Ch. 13, 7/24/2014

The Avondale Meadows YMCA partnered with Aspen Dental’s Mouth Mobile to provide free dental services to local residents. Professional race car driver, Danica Patrick also came out to meet patients and to support this initiative.

Baxter Y Offers Synchronized Swimming Class

The Daily Journal, 7/22/2014

The Baxter YMCA is now offering synchronized swimming classes to young girls. Register today!

Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Comes to Ransburg Y

WRTV Ch. 6 News, WTHR Ch. 13 News, 7/22/2014

A special thanks to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and local business owners who brought “Juvenile Justice Jeopardy” to the Ransburg YMCA. The game teaches teens how to interact with the police.


Y at the Athenaeum Recognized as One of the Best Local Gyms in Indy

Nuvo Magazine, 7/23/2014

Congratulations to the YMCA at the Athenaeum for being recognized as one of the “Best Local Gyms/Fitness Joints” in Nuvo’s Best of Indy Contest.

YMCAs Offer a Course for a Diabetic Nation

New York Times, 7/3/2014

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program was featured in the New York Times for helping thousands of people combat diabetes at local YMCAs across the country. The article credited the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis for starting the program, here in Indy. 

Witham Family Y Offers Childcare Assistance to Lebanon Community

Lebanon Reporter, 7/19/2014

After the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club announced they would have to cut their childcare programs due to a budget shortfall, the Witham Family YMCA and the Youth Development YMCA have offered to help families who may be in need of childcare services for the upcoming school year. 

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