In The News
NBA Fit Live Health Week
The Indiana Pacers kicked off its NBA’s Fit Live Healthy Week at the Fishers YMCA on January 3. Former NBA player, Darnell Hillman lead a two-day instructional clinic at the Y to show participants what it takes to be a pro both on and off the court.
Benefits YMCA Offers
Local business woman, Angie Hicks spoke about things to look for when joining a new gym in 2014. Linda Martin, Director of Membership and Sales Retention, Association Office, was interviewed and discussed the benefits of joining the Y versus other clubs in the area.
Medicare Paying For YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
YMCA volunteer, Dr. Bob McDonald shared the latest updates about our Diabetes Prevention Program. Results have been so successful that Medicare is paying for all recipients, who qualify, to participate in the program at no additional cost!
YMCA Encourages Community To Stay Active While Indoors
Press Release 1/6/2014
Even though it’s too cold to go outside to play or exercise, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is encouraging the community to stay active. Below are some easy and fun ideas for individuals and families to do all winter long. Read more…
YMCA Winter Break Camp at McCordsville Elementary School
Our Youth Enrichment staff spoke about how they were keeping kids busy at our Winter Break Camp at McCordsville Elementary School. The newspaper also did a story about kids in our Winter Break Camp at Eden Elementary School who created Christmas gifts for residents at Autumn Park Assisted Living Center.
Donation Deadline Extended for Toys For Tots Drive
Christmas is in the air! On Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 the Avondale Meadows YMCA staff and volunteers will distribute toys from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to more than 4,300 kids for its annual toy drive at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Each year the center partners with the Marine Corps to help with this cause. Due to this year’s overwhelming demand the two groups are accepting toy and monetary donations until noon on Saturday. For more information about how you can help, contact Lashanda Lang, Sr. Program Director, Avondale Meadows YMCA.
The Power Of the Red Hat
The YMCA at the Athenaeum held its annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 14 for families in local shelters. First Person was a major sponsor for the event. One of their employees, who volunteered for the event, was so moved by her experience that she wrote about the event on FirstPerson’s blog.
Gobble Gallop Raises More Than $15,000 for Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Press Release 12/12/2013
The 2nd Annual Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Gobble Gallop was held on Thanksgiving morning. The 5k course included the YMCA’s outdoor trail and portions of Austin Lakes Subdivision. Kevin Gregory, Meteorologist for WRTV Ch. 6 News helped kick off the race for the 664 registered individuals. The event also had a volunteer base of 24 people that assisted with registration, packet pick up, and various activities on the day of the race. Over $15,000 was raised with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Read more…
90 Year Old Member Shares Her Secrets To Health and Happiness
Meg Seymour, member of the Baxter YMCA, recently turned 90 and is an active member of the Y. Seymour has been a member since 1986!
Y’s Heart of the City Campaign
Cindy Simon Skjodt, Co-Chair, YMCA’s Heart of the City Capital Campaign spoke about her philanthropic works. During the interview she mentioned her role with the Y’s Heart of the City Campaign and challenged others who have the resources to give to local nonprofits.
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