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October Newsletter

by Kristen Hogan | Oct 03, 2017
YMCA OF THE CAPITAL AREA               Y-CONNECTION            OCTOBER 2017

 
#SelfieWithSomeoneNew
 
 
Big Thanks to Ethan Hawke for helping promote #SelfieWithSomeoneNew!
 
Join us this month for #SelfieWithSomeoneNew! The Y encourages you to make a connection with someone new and take a selfie with them. Share it with #SelfieWithSomeoneNew, taggingThe Y. Help the Y build stronger, more connected communities!
  1. Take a selfie
  2. Share it to social media
  3. Tag @ymca and #SelfieWithSomeoneNew
 
A SCARY GOOD TIME
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 7 for our Group Exercise Launch Day!! We will be launching new programming for Strength Train Together, Cycle Together and Cardio Step Together. Join us for:
 
• Strength Train Together: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Dow Westside YMCA, Southside YMCA, Americana YMCA, Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA and A. C. Lewis YMCA
 
• Cardio Step Together: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Dow Westside YMCA, Southside YMCA, Paula G. Manship YMCA and Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA
 
• Cycle Together: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dow Westside YMCA, Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA, A. C. Lewis YMCA and Paula G. Manship YMCA
 
These classes will be Halloween themed and will be run by our “Fitness Pirates.”A prize will be given to the best costume per class. Door prizes will also be given. Members are encouraged to bring a friend.

 
 
COSTUMES FOR KIDS DRIVE
 
It's our annual "Costumes for Kids" costume drive! The Y will be accepting new or gently used costumes for underprivileged children in the Baton Rouge community. Costume donations will be accepted at any of the Y’s nine locations until October 24.
 
 
FARM TO WORK
 
The Farm to Work program begins this season from October 2 - December 4. Sign up to receive boxes of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables delivered to a YMCA location near you. Through easy and affordable access to fresh produce, the Y strives to promote and expand healthy choices. Support the health of you and your family!
Visit ymcabr.org for more information.

 
BATON ROUGE PARENTS MAGAZINE
FAMILY FAVORITES WINNER
 
The results for the 2017 Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s Family Favorite awards are in, and we are so thankful for the community’s support!
 
The Y received:
1st Place for Family Favorite “Health Club”
1st Place for Family Favorite “Sports Program”
2nd Place for Family Favorite “Kids Fitness Program”
2nd Place for Family Favorite “Fitness”
3rd Place for Family Favorite “Swimming Lessons”
 
Thank you to everyone who voted!

 
 
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
 
The Southside YMCA’s 7th Annual Pop-Up Party will be held on Friday, October 13, from 7-10 p.m. They will have wines from around the world, as well as a silent auction and a live auction. Live music will be performed by Big River Express.Tickets can be purchased online or at the Y for $50 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Southside YMCA. The attire is cocktail casual. The event will be held at the C.B. Pennington, Jr. Bldg. Conference Center on 6400 Perkins Rd.

 
NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Beginning October 1, 2017, the YMCA of the Capital Area is becoming part of the Y's Nationwide Membership Program. Y members can visit any participating Y in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Another great reason to celebrate our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our local community and communities across the nation.
To find a list of participating YMCA's, please visit ymca.net.

 
OCTOBER HISTORY
  • On October 14, 1997 the Paula G. Manship YMCA held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.
  • On October 21, 2003 the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA held a ribbon cutting for its new Wellness Center.
  • On October 21, 2003 the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA held a celebration for serving the southeast community for 25 years.
  • On October 22, 2002 a groundbreaking ceremony washeld for the Lamar Tennis Center on the Paula G. Manship YMCA’s campus.
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 7:MOSSA Launch
October 13:Southside YMCA, Pop Up Party
October 24:Final day to bring in costume donations
October 25:Member Appreciation Day
October 27:Friend Friday