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Major Gift Results in Naming Rights for OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA

Press Release 3/23/2016

IBJ 3/23/2016

Fox 59 News 3/23/2016

Inside Indiana Business 3/23/2016

Indy Star 3/23/2016

WTTV Ch. 4 3/23/2016

Becker’s Spine Review 5/13/2016

The OrthoIndy Foundation has agreed to contribute $3 million toward construction of a $10 million YMCA at 5315 Lafayette Road in Pike Township. In recognition of this generous gift, the new YMCA will be named the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA.

A key factor in the OrthoIndy Foundation’s decision to support the project is the new Y’s inclusion of veteran-focused space and programming. In addition to being a full-service facility open to the public, the new YMCA will include programs, facilities and services tailored to U.S. military service members, veterans and their families.

Late last year, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center announced a partnership with a new Pike Y to connect traditional clinical VA healthcare to the full menu of YMCA programs. The OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will be the nation’s first YMCA to feature such veteran-focused medical services. Read more…

Fishers YMCA Voted Favorite Fitness Destination

Active Life Magazine 3/2016

The Fishers YMCA was voted as one of the Top 3 Favorite Fitness Destinations in the latest issue of Active Life Magazine. Great job to the entire Fishers YMCA staff for this special recognition.

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Hosts Annual Campaign Breakfast

Hendricks County Flyer 2/23/16

The Hendricks Regional Health YMCA held its Annual Campaign Breakfast on Feb. 23. Community leaders were invited and encouraged to donate to the Y to help them reach their goal of $270,000. The guest speaker was Marine Corporal and Indianapolis Colts spokesperson, Josh Bleill. He shared his story of losing his legs while on tour and his recovery.

YMCA Easter Egg Hunts

Press Release 3/8/2016

WHAT: Local YMCA’s host Easter Egg Hunts and other fun activities for kids and families!

WHEN: Dates and times vary, see below

WHERE: Baxter, Benjamin Harrison, Fishers, and the Witham Family YMCAs

DETAILS: Read more…

Eric McElvenny is Guest Speaker for 48th Annual YMCA Good Friday Breakfast

Press Release 3/3/2016

Fox 59 News, 3/25/2016

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is inviting the community to its 48th Annual Good Friday Breakfast on March 25 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for a community prayer and the program will begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. The event is free to the community, but donations will be accepted through a free will offering which will be collected at the conclusion of the program. Attendees must register in advance at www.OurCauseIsYou.org by March 18. Read more…

Local Chef Gives Healthy Cooking Demo at YMCA in Honor of Black History Month

Press Release 2/15/2016

Indianapolis Recorder 3/4/2016

WHAT: The head chef at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles Restaurant will give a healthy cooking demonstration of a traditional African American dish in honor of Black History month.

WHEN: February 29 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:  YMCA at CityWay, 430 S. Alabama Street, Indpls. Read more…

Indy Star Reporter Continues Weight Loss Journey

Indy Star 2/22/2016

Indy Star reporter, Suzette Hackney continues to update us on her weight loss journey with YMCA at CityWay Personal Trainer, Dionna Liggins.

YMCA Diabetes Program Helps with Prevention

Indy Star 2/20/2016

Dr. David Marrero, J.O. Ritchey professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, recently shared that the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program is successful in helping individuals to prevent diabetes. He added that some people may prefer the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program over other programs because we offer financial assistance.

Baxter Y Hosts Cycle-a-thon for LIVESTRONG at the Y Program

WIBC Radio 2/10/2016

WTTV Ch. 4 News 2/10/2016

Daily Journal 2/7/2016

The Baxter Y is hosting its Cycle-a-thon on February 10 from 8am to 5pm to help raise funds for its LIVESTRONG at the Y cancer program. Please spread the word to help them reach their $5,000 goal!

Valentine Crafts & Treats for Kids to Make at Home

WTHR Ch. 13 News 2/10/2016

Chelsy Winters, Associate Director of Health Partnership Programs, YMCA Association Office, and Natalie Brake, Youth & Family Life Director, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, gave parents some great ideas on crafts and treats to make with their kids for Valentine’s Day. A special thanks to our youth volunteers, Aiden & Kaitlyn, for helping us with this segment.

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