In The News


Y Trainer Qualifies for Ironman World Championship

The Southsider Voice, 9/10/2014

Southside Times, 9/25/2014

Baxter YMCA’s Triathlon Coach and Personal Trainer, Todd Shellenberger, has qualified to participate in the World Ironman Championship in Hawaii on Oct. 11. Congratulations to Todd and to all of our members who have or will be competing in upcoming Ironman races.

Y Instructor Organizes Walk from Obesity

The Current in Fishers, 9/16/2014

Indy Style, 9/29/2014

Robanne Robin, Exercise Instructor, Fishers YMCA, is looking for participants and supporters for the Walk from Obesity event, which will take place on Oct. 4 at Garfield Park. For more information visit

Students Volunteer at Hendricks Regional Health Y for Day of Caring

Fox 59 News, 9/10/2014

A special thanks to the students at Avon High School who volunteered their time at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA for the United Way’s Day of Caring.

New Women’s Basketball League at Baxter Y

Daily Journal, 9/3/2014

The new women’s basketball league at the Baxter YMCA continues to grow in popularity.

5th Annual Y-Achievers Scholarship Banquet

Press Release 8/31/2014

The Avondale Meadows YMCA’s 5th Annual Y-Achiever’s Scholarship Banquet, presented by the Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 25 at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. 

The Y-Achievers Program addresses critical issues affecting today’s young people and focuses on college readiness. Students are prepared for college and careers through workshops, tutoring, career exploration activities and college tours.  After completing the program, each participant gains essential life skills, which are necessary for their personal growth, as well as their future contributions to society. 

At the banquet, one deserving student will be recognized as the Y-Achiever of the year and will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward their college tuition. Additional funds that will be awarded include the Distinguished Scholarships and the Eli Lilly and Company African American Network, Dr. Yetunde Olabisi Taiwo Scholarship.

Jemele Hill, television personality and ESPN columnist, will be the guest speaker at this year’s event. Hill is an award winning journalist who spent over a decade working as a sports reporter and columnist with Raleigh News & Observer, Detroit Free Press and Orlando Sentinel. In 2006 she was hired by ESPN, and has since established herself as one of the network’s most provocative and popular personalities, both as a writer of a twice-weekly column for, and as a regular contributor to ESPN’s “1st and Ten,” “Jim Rome Is Burning,” and “Around The Horn.” Read more…

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

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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.

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