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Mayor Hogsett to Speak at Jordan YMCA’s Annual Campaign Breakfast

Press Release 2/2/2016

The Jordan YMCA will host its Annual Campaign Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., February 11 at the Jordan YMCA, 8400 Westfield Blvd. Mayor Joe Hogsett will be the guest speaker. Attendees will also hear inspiring stories about how the Y is strengthening the community through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

The Y’s Annual Campaign is an initiative that provides scholarships for programs and memberships to children, adults and families in need. Last year, the Jordan YMCA provided more than $350,000 in financial assistance and subsidies to more than 4,400 children, teens and adults so they could enjoy a YMCA memberships and participate in a myriad of sports, wellness, and other activities.

This event is by invitation only. For more information about the Jordan YMCA’s Annual Campaign contact Ellie Schmink, Community Executive Director, at 317-253-3206 or at  

Community Invited to YMCA Valentine’s Day Dances

Press Release 1/28/2016

WHAT: Local YMCA’s host Valentine Dances for Families

WHEN: February 5 – 19

WHERE:  Fishers, Benjamin Harrison, Avondale Meadows, Baxter, Jordan, Ransburg, Witham Family, Hendricks Regional Health and Pike YMCAs

DETAILS: Dads and daughters, moms and sons, grandparents and grandchildren or anyone who wants to have an evening of fun are invited to the YMCA’s Valentine Dances. Enjoy refreshments, dancing, photos and fun with the children in your life. Prices vary at each location. Registration is required.

For more information about the YMCA’s Valentine Dances, contact your local YMCA or call 317-266-9622. Read more…

Y Offers School’s Out Camp for Lawrence Families

Press Release 1/26/2016

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The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is offering its condolences to the entire Lawrence community as they mourn the loss of its dedicated educator and heroic school principal, Susan Jordan. Due to this tragic incident, all schools in Lawrence Township will be closed on January 27, but the YMCA is offering a School’s Out Camp to working parents who may be in need of childcare. Read more…

Y Embarks on its First National Advertising Campaign

The New York Times 1/23/2016

The Y’s FIRST national TV commercials aired on January 24 during “60 Minutes.” In case you missed it, click here to view the first spot titled, “Places,” and click here to view the second, titled “Idle Hands.”

Fishers YMCA to Host Annual Campaign Breakfast

The Towne Post 1/2016

The Fishers YMCA will host its Annual Campaign Breakfast on Feb. 11 from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Hunter Smith, former Colts punter, will be the guest speaker. The breakfast is free, but online registration is required.

Y Host Volunteers & Events in Honor of MLK Day

Press Release 1/14/2016

WHAT: The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will be hosting volunteers and activities for families in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service. 

WHEN: January 18 & 19 

WHERE: Various YMCA locations 

DETAILS: On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is encouraging residents to honor Dr. King’s legacy by not only giving back and supporting our neighbors, but by reflecting on how each individual can make a difference in our community. 

Below are events taking place at local YMCA’s that the community can be a part of:  Read more…

Revolution Ball to be held January 23rd

WISH TV Ch. 8 News 1/17/2016

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Indy Star 1/24/2016

Diane Muench, Co-Chair, YMCA Revolution Ball and Rachael Vaught, Director of Special Events, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, spoke to WISH TV about the Revolution Ball. This is the Y’s biggest fundraiser of the year and will be held on Sat., Jan. 23 at the YMCA at CityWay. To date the event has been SOLD OUT! 

New Y at CityWay is Thriving

Inside Indiana Business 1/16/2016

Elizabeth O’Farrell, Chair, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors, and Eric Ellsworth, President/CEO, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, spoke about the success of the new Y at CityWay.

MLK Day of Service

Indy Star  Letter-to-the-Editor 1/15/2016

Jan Clark, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources & Leadership Development, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, submitted a Letter-to-the-Editor to thank volunteers and to encourage others to begin giving back in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service.

How to Keep Kids Active During the Winter

WISH TV Ch. 8 News 1/14/2016

Meghan Edington, Youth & Family Director, Jordan YMCA, shared tips on how to keep kids active during the winter months.

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