The Y Invites Community To Free Family Weekend

Press Release 2/5/2013

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis (the Y) is taking another step to help the community live a healthy lifestyle by opening its doors and offering free access to all area YMCA centers March 15-18. This special offer is designed to encourage families to spend time together and provide information to help them make better choices in terms of nutrition, exercise and overall well-being.

The Y is able to provide programs and services to families and individuals in large part by the support of members, community participants, organizations, volunteers and donors. This free week to its centers enables the Y to say thank you to the community while also continuing to promote healthy habits.

Families are encouraged to explore the wellness centers and program offerings, including various classes to discover new ways to improve their personal health. The Y hopes families will explore, establish, and maintain new, healthier habits as a result.

This free family weekend is available at the following Y locations. Discounts on memberships and special activities have been planned for all ages to enjoy.


YMCA at the Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis

March 16

1-3 p.m. – Child Watch Open House. Come and see all of the things our Child Watch has to offer and meet the fabulous staff!


Baxter YMCA, 7900 S. Shelby St., Indianapolis

March 15

6-7 p.m. – Kids and adults will enjoy Shallow Water Fitness (available for ages 6 and up).


March 16

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – The entire family is invited to Cardio Hip Hop.


10-11:30 a.m. – Come to the Y and make St. Patty’s Day crafts with your family!


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The whole family will enjoy our Martial Arts class!


1-2 p.m. – Bring the family for a “Free Throw Competition.”


Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis

Theme: Back to the 80s

March 15

5-6:30 p.m. – The whole family will enjoy participating in retro games in the gym!

7-9 p.m. – Flick and Float while watching the movie classic, E.T.


March 16

1-3 p.m. – Kids ages 2-6 will enjoy “The Goonies” Scavenger Hunt


5-6:30 p.m. – “The Karate Kid” Family Class


7-10 p.m. – “Hoosiers” Teen Zone Basketball (ages 13-17)


March 17

1-3 p.m. – Retro Pool Party


3-4 p.m. – Family Zumba with 80s Pop Rock


6-7 p.m. – Retro Group Ex Class


Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers

March 15

6-8 p.m. – Bring the family to the “Making Waves and Friends Pool Party”


March 16

11 a.m. – Story time with a Star


11:45 a.m. – Family Hip Hop Class (ages 7 and up)


March 17

1 p.m. – FIFA St. Patty’s Day Tourney


March 18

6 p.m. – Teens are invited to the “Make Your Mark! Make the High Score Board” (ages 11-17)


Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway, Indianapolis

March 15

6-7 p.m. – Bring the entire family for a fun time playing GaGa Game (weather permitting).


7-8 p.m. – Family Movie Night


March 16

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Open climb time on the Rock Wall!


11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. – Family Open Swim


3-5 p.m. – Obstacle Course Challenge


7-10 p.m. – Teen Night (ages 11-19)


March 17

12-4 p.m. – Open climb time on the Rock Wall!

March 18

5-7 p.m. – Story time and crafts


5-7 p.m. – Kids Zone (physical activity)


6-8 p.m. – Teen Center (physical activity)

Jordan YMCA, 8400 Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis

March 15

6-8 p.m. – Shamrock the Y with movies, music and floats


March 16

9-10:30 a.m. – Family Zumba


7-10 p.m. – Teen Night (ages 11-17)


March 17

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Family Walk on the Monon


Pike YMCA, 7114 Lakeview Parkway West Dr., Indianapolis


Please call the Pike YMCA for details about activities planned at 317-297-9622.


Ransburg YMCA, 501 N. Shortridge Rd., Indianapolis

March 15

6:30 p.m. – Family Obstacle Course


March 16

10 a.m. – Family Wallyball


10:30 a.m. – Family Zumba


7-11 p.m. – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


March 17

2 p.m. – Family Luau


March 18

1 & 6 p.m. – Story Time for kids ages 2-6


Witham Family YMCA, 2791 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon

March 15

10:15-11:15 a.m. – Open Motor Gym (ages 0-3)


4-9:45 p.m. – Family Open Swim


6-7 p.m. – Family Game Night


March 16

11:45-12:45 p.m. – Family Zumba


1-2 p.m. – Dodge ball (ages 11-17)


4-6 p.m. Flick and Float

March 17

1-2 p.m. – Fitness for Youth Clinic (ages 6-12)

March 18

6-7 p.m. – Shallow Water Fitness for the whole family!


For more information visit www.OurCauseIsYou.org or call 317-266-9622.

YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.