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Fit4All

It’s a fitness free-for-all that’s open to the public. You don’t have to be a Y member. Find your fit in the new year at the Dunigan YMCA. Registration opens at 7:45 am and door prizes will be drawn throughout the event.

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Blood Drive

BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, December 12, 2019  1-6PM in the Community Room
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
516 Court Street  Evansville, IN  47708

We need 34 donors to give the gift of life! Presenting donors will receive a Red Cross T-Shirt. Consider a Power Red Donation if your Blood Type is O+, O-, A-, or B-.

To schedule your donation appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: Evansville YMCA.

Start donation process before leaving home by completing an online pre-donation and health history questionnaire at your convenience on the day of your appointment. You can save up to 15 minutes. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

 

The Y Has a Snow Day 11/12/19

The Y will run on its SNOW DAY policy on Tuesday, 11/12/19. All water fitness classes and youth programs are cancelled and a modified group exercise schedule will be used.

Group Exercise Schedule for Tuesday will include:
Dunigan Y

  • 12:15 pm TRX
  • 12:15 pm BodyStep
  • 12:15 pm Hot Yoga
  • 5:30 pm GRIT
  • 5:30 pm Kids Yoga
  • 5:30 pm Sh’Bam
  • 5:30 pm Hot Yoga

Ascension St. Vincent Y

  • 12 pm Cycle
  • 12 pm BodyPump
  • 5:30 pm RPM
  • 5:30 pm Boxing Fitness
  • 5:30 pm BodyPump

All other land/water classes are cancelled.

Stay warm and be safe on the roads!

Battle of the Paddle Pickleball Tournament

WHO:
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles
• 2 Person teams
• Ages 12+
• Need a partner? Let us know… we can match you with a player in your skill bracket.

WHAT:
• Skill-based Round Robin Play
• Brackets: Beginner – 4.5 Plus (brackets may be combined if necessary)
• Brackets with less than 5 teams will play a double round robin
• 5 game guarantee
• USAPA Rules Apply
• Lunch provided
• 1st place prizes donated by Onix
$35 reg. per person / $10 per person each additional event
• Registration includes a free gym towel

WHEN:
Sat, November 9 & Sun, November 10
• Open play on Fri. (11/8) – 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
• Sat. & Sun. times – TBD

WHERE:
Downtown YMCA – Old Gymnasium
222 NW Sixth St.
Evansville, IN 47708

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Nov. 4
For questions call Krista Wilson: 812.430.6379 or email: kristawilson1800@gmail.com

REGISTER ONLINE

Futures Worth Fighting For Boxing Show 2019

The 5th Annual Futures Worth Fighting for Boxing Show is Saturday, November 2nd. Doors open at 6PM. The show matches local and regional boxers in Olympic-style bouts with proceeds benefiting YMCA Youth Boxing Programs. General admission tickets are $12. Get yours today at the Ascension St. Vincent or Dunigan Family YMCAs. Futures Worth Fighting for is sponsored by many generous businesses in the Tri-State. Please share and show them some love!

LEARN MORE

The YMCA uses boxing as a way to minister to youth in our community through character development, mentoring, and Bible study through programs like our YMCA Boxing Team and partnership with the juvenile court system. We provide boxing programs to help kids re-focus and stay in school. Boxing gets kids off the streets and actually gives them something healthy, safe, and productive to do, and it allows youth to decompress and channel their energy, aggression, and restlessness.

Unplug to Find Connection

The holidays are all about spending quality time with family and friends in your community, but technology and screen time can get in the way. At the Y, members like you – of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life – can set the virtual world aside to make lasting, meaningful connections in real life.
Here are a few ideas for making deeper connections this holiday season:
Try something new

Consider trying a new sport of fitness programs at your Y. A new experience can help you and your family connect with each other, meet new people and stay active!

Volunteer

The Y is a volunteer-led organization that benefits communities with many opportunities to make a difference. Ask the front desk about ways to give back alongside your neighbors.

Make friends

Have you thought about striking up a conversation with someone new in the lobby of your Y or after a great class but weren’t sure how to begin? Chances are,  you’re not alone. Try these conversations starters and you’ll be making connections in no time:

  • What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
  • What was your favorite volunteer experience?
  • Were you a Y kid growing up?

Fall Harvest 2019

 

Activities include decorating pumpkins, face painting, trick or trunk, carnival style games, concessions, and much more! Children participating are encouraged to wear their family friendly Halloween costumes (nothing too scary).

This is a members only event and preregistration is required due to capacity.

Register online, stop by the front desk at the Dunigan Family YMCA or the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA, or call 812.401.9622.

Sponsored by

Family Wellness Chiropractic

2019 UE Coaches Luncheon

 

27th Annual UE Coaches Luncheon
October 22nd from 11:30 – 1:00PM
Old Downtown YMCA Gym

Join us for the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana’s U of E Coaches Luncheon at the old Downtown YMCA gym. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit our YMCA Community Outreach Branch programs that focus on character development, life and social skills, academics, and civic engagement.

Coach Walter McCarty and Matt Ruffing will talk about their respective teams, as they prepare to kick off the 2019-2020 basketball season.

Come celebrate Aces Basketball and positive youth development.

Tickets: $35 – Individual or $250 for Table of 8

Visit the front desk at the Dunigan Family YMCA or the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA or contact Sean Kuykendall at 812.492.6716 or kuykendall@ymcaswin.org for tickets.