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Annual Giving Campaign: BE MOVED – The Y strives daily to move our citizens and community to a brighter future and we invite you to join us in our efforts.  The 2013 Annual Giving Campaign is currently underway.  How does a donation to the Y impact our community?  For Betty, we helped her get back on her feet after double bypass surgery.  The opportunities are endless for how the Y can move people to a happier, healthier more fulfilled life.  Won’t you join us?  To learn more about how you can move people through a donation to the Y’s annual campaign, contact Beth Armstrong at 883-YMCA or make your donation online by visiting www.wcfymca.org.

Soccer – Watch confidence kick-in as our next 6 week season of fall soccer begins.  Join us for the basics of learning fundamental soccer skills while providing games in a positive environment rather than “win-at-all-costs.”  All divisions will have practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Registration deadline was August 23rd but applications are still being received. Practice begins the week of August 26th and games kickoff on September 7th.    Volunteer coaches needed.  Shin guards required. Cost is $40 for members and $55 for no members.  Scholarships available.  Registration is available online.

Preschool Registration is Open – Join us for the 2013-2014 school year as we join you in partnership to prepare your child for that big step to kindergarten.  Our preschool is proud to offer the opportunity for our students to interact with a Smart Board in our classroom to help them transition to kindergarten where they will be working with Smart Boards each day.  Classes start as early as 2 ½ years old for kids.  Scholarships are available for students.  Come check us out, meet our teachers Miss Robin and Miss Cassie, learn about our class schedules and visit our classrooms. Classes started August 19th and spaces are still available.

Martial Arts & Tumbling–  Martial Arts and Tumbling kicked off a new 12 week session on July 22nd & 23rd but you can still get in!  Registration will close on September 3rd for Martial Arts.  New sessions will start in both programs in October.   Registration fees will be prorated at the time you register.  Martial Arts is for youth 5 and up and Tumbling is for youth 4 and up.  Visit our website or stop by our facility to check out the schedule, registration costs and get all the full details. Call ahead to find out when sessions meet and visit one of our programs to see firsthand how we are building strong kids!

Before/Afterschool Program – Through a partnership with Salem Community Schools the Y is proud to offer before and afterschool care at Bradie Shrum.  Before school care is offered from 6 – 7:30AM each day for free.  Afterschool care is provided each day from 3-6PM.  The program is free until 4:30PM.  Cost from 4:30-6PM is $10/week per child for members, $15/week per child for non-members.  During afterschool, snacks and specialty classes are offered from 3-4pm, 4-4:30pm is homework help and 4:30-6pm is games and activities. Questions?  Call Cassie Summers-Corp at 883-YMCA or [email protected].

Healthy Helpings – Joni Muchler with Purdue Extension will be sharing some recipes for Healthy Desserts on Wednesday, September 11th from 5 to 7pm.  Each month, Joni will host Healthy Helpings at the YMCA.  These free events serve as education, support, and motivation for those members looking for the right path to take in your nutrition program. Join us for free samples and Q&A in the Lobby.

ROCK-N-RUN 5K – Our annual fall 5K has a new theme and feel to it this year.  Let the beat move you as we come together Saturday, September 28th for our annual 5K to support the giving campaign. This year we are partnering with our local radio station WSLM to provide a Rock-N-Run!  Registration is $18 for adults and $10 for youth.  Youth ages 5 and under are free.  Registration deadline is September 20th.

Kids Club – With preschool back in session, starting August 19th our Kids Club services will no longer be offered in the morning.  We will still have our regular hours on Monday – Thursday from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 8am-11am and the cost is $1 per hour.  Bring your family and come play at the Y!

CPR & First Aid Classes – Join us at the YMCA on Sunday, October 26th 9AM to 1PM for CPR & First Aid Certification through the American Health and Safety Institute.  Local EMT, firefighter and YMCA member, Matt Kidd is a certified trainer and will be facilitating the workshop.  The cost of the training is $40 per person.

CONSTRUCTION Update on Shelby Street – Shelby Street is now open one way for North bound traffic.  If you are coming from that direction please feel free to use Shelby Street otherwise use Sparks Ferry Road to access the Y until further notice.

IU Football Ticket Raffle to support YMCA Annual Giving Campaign– Thanks to a donation from local radio station WSLM, the winner will receive 4 Tickets for the September 14 game against Bowling Green.  Raffle tickets are available at the YMCA Front desk for $5 or purchase 5 chances for $20.  The winner will be chosen on Sept. 10th at the YMCA.  Fans of IU won’t want to miss this great opportunity to win tickets to a great game and also support a local non-profit organization.