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The Y. So Much More Annual Campaign

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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...

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Local Nonprofits Work Together For Greater Good

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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...

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Athens YMCA to renovate indoor swimming pool this summer

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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

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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


The Athens YMCA Welcomes New Youth & Athletics Directors

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The Athens YMCA is pleased to welcome new Youth and Athletics Directors Jacqueline Shirley and Gina Jackson. Jacqueline Shirley is a native of Gainesville, Georgia. She moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia where she earned her BA in Spanish. She became involved in the Athens YMCA ...