Athens YMCA Holds Annual Campaign Kickoff


The Athens YMCA held its annual campaign kickoff celebration at Cine’ on October 21. Campaign chairman Marilou Braswell welcomed 50 volunteers and board members along with special guest speaker, UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity. Mr. McGarity spoke about time spent at the local YMCA as a ...

Tagged: youth programs, annual campaign, giving, volunteers, kickoff

The Y. So Much More Annual Campaign


I am honored and blessed to be the Chairman of the 2015 Athens YMCA Fundraising Campaign called The Y. So Much More™! As a college cheerleader at UGA my coach, Mike Castronis, sent me to the YMCA to teach cheerleading and gymnastics in the late ‘70’s. My husband Matt coached football at the Y whi...

Tagged: annual fundraising campaign, youth scholarship program

Local Nonprofits Work Together For Greater Good


Matt Allen knows how to beat the heat this summer. He wastes no opportunity to put on a swim trunk and take a nice dip in the Athens YMCA indoor pool. Matt is not just a seasonal swimmer; he has been utilizing the Y’s pool facilities for over five years now. It’s part of his regular routine, a ro...

Tagged: nonprofits, ymca, hope haven, pool, swimming

Athens YMCA to renovate indoor swimming pool this summer


A popular swimming pool soon will close to conduct repairs. Since opening in 1968, the indoor swimming pool at the Athens YMCA has taught thousands of children to swim, provided programs for seniors and offered those recovering from injuries a place to undergo water therapy. But now, YMCA staff s...

Camping at the Y Keeps Youth Moving, Learning and Exploring All Summer Long


Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, they can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than d...

Tagged: summer camp, athens ymca, day camp, resident camp