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YMCA Tourney Draws 22 Teams

September 23, 2020

The Rockbridge Area YMCA held its ninth annual Tee Up for the Y Golf Tournament at the Lexington Golf & Country Club on Friday, Sept. 11. With local sponsors, the tournament, postponed from April 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic, raised money for the YMCA. The tournament drew 22 teams, up from 17 last year. Click here to view the full story.

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Roanoke, VA (September 14, 2020) - Across our region students have returned to school on a fully virtual schedule or a hybrid of in-person and online learning, leaving many parents to figure out how they will balance work responsibilities while caring for kids who are not in school fulltime. In an effort to offer a solution to this challenge, the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge opened five enrichment centers across Salem, Botetourt, Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

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Roanoke, VA (July 2, 2020) – A local fundraising group, Keep Roanoke City Public Pools Open, led by John Fishwick and Frank Cotter presented a check to the Kirk Family YMCA today for $20,000 to fund free swim lessons for children, teens, and families who reside in Roanoke City and have been adversely affected by the closure of the city’s two public swimming pools.

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Sarah Early stands on her mat before an empty studio at the Kirk Family YMCA and warmly welcomes the participants in her Tuesday morning barre class. 

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On any given day, as you walk into the Botetourt Family YMCA, you may see members challenging each other in a game of pickleball, a group of children immersed in a science experiment, people connecting over coffee and a puzzle, bodybuilders bench pressing over 200 pounds, a group of seniors participating in chair yoga, and a child learning how to swim. There are not many places where all of this can simultaneously happen, but they can at the Y.

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November 1, 2019 (Roanoke, VA) - During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge encourages community members to learn their risks for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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A Community Boost

October 1, 2019

YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge added a fifth location to their system this year, the Botetourt Family YMCA. Mark Johnson, CEO of the group of Ys, explained how some Botetourt County citizens approached the Y around 2013, expressing interest in getting their own facility and discussing how the Y could partner with schools and help boost economic growth. 

 

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The Salem YMCA is the textbook definition of a community organization. For more than 160 years, its mission has been to “put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

 

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