Rye YMCA Blog

Spring 2018 Program Guide online!

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Families Play Free Week: December 26-31

Classes, Activities and FUN for Rye Y Members and their guests. We are waiving the $100 joiner’s fee for new family memberships during Families Play Free Week.

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Giving Tuesday is November 28

This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that’s Priceless

The Rye YMCA is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day of charitable giving. Our goal?  To raise $5,000 to help send kids to Summer Camp at the Y.

Your tax-deductable donation of any amount will have an impact long after the tinsel and candles are put away. Thank you in advance for giving the gift that’s both perfect… and priceless. Click here to donate now.

Watch the video below to see how we transform lives everyday.

Note: If you have already donated to our Annual Campaign, thank you! If not, Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to support the Y Cares financial aid program before the year slips away.

Annual Post Thanksgiving Swim Details

Join us for our 12th Annual Post Thanksgiving Swim!  Work off your Turkey Dinner for TWO great causes:

MAC Angels Foundation

Saturday, November 25
7:30 am – 10:00 am
Rye Y Brookside Pool

 Two Sessions:

Session 1 for Students/Casual Swimmers:
Registration/Check in: 7:15-7:30am
Pool Opens for warm up: 7:30-7:45am
Swim: 7:50-8:35am

Session 2 for Adults/Fitness Focus:
Registration/Check-in: 8:15-8:30am
Pool Opens for warm up: 8:40-8:55am
Swim: 9:00-9:45am

JOIN US FOR POST-SWIM REFRESHMENTS:  10:15 – 11:15 am in the 3rd Floor MEMBER LOUNGE
Hot chocolate, bagels, and donuts will be provided.

Registration Fee: $75.00/session
Ages 21 & under: $50.00/session
All registration fees will be split by the charities. Additional contributions over the registration fee are appreciated. Supplemental gifts can be directed to an individual charity
to both charities at the donor’s discretion.

Register for the  12th Annual Post Thanksgiving Swim on the day of the event.  Cash or checks accepted.
Questions? Contact Phil Gormley at phil@peacockapparel.net, or Elana Reynolds at elana@ryeymca.org 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA — LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12 week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors to regain health as a result of becoming de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from treatment and/or disease. For more information contact livestrong@ryeymca.org

MAC Angels Foundation — The MAC Angels Foundation is dedicated to supporting families with ALS in a variety of ways. The MAC Angels Foundation was inspired by Claire Collier, who lost her courageous battle with ALS in 2009. For more information contact info@MACAngels.org

December Vacation Clubs

It’s time to register for December Vacation Clubs: December 26-29

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December Email newsletter

Below are recent emails we have sent to our membership.  If you have not received these, you may have inadvertently unsubscribed from our email communications.
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News from Rye YMCA – December email newsletter – sent 12/1

Halloween Carnival Fun!

Rye Y Volunteers Create Warmth for Cancer Patients

[October 10]   On three recent Monday mornings, a group of volunteers arrived at the Rye Y armed with knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn and warm intentions. It was all part of special Togetherhood Project for the American Cancer Society and the women—28 in all—were there to knit or crochet caps, shawls and scarves for cancer patients.

Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages Y members and local residents in community service projects. Through Togetherhood, the Y has partnered with Don Bosco Community Center, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Neighborhood Dinner program, Rye Nature Center, Bread of Life Food Pantry and The Sharing Shelf, among other organizations. The project for the American Cancer Society was a joint effort between the Y’s Togetherhood and Active Older Adults programs.

During the Monday morning sessions, the volunteers produced 30 cozy caps and 13 warm shawls or scarves. As they worked, the room filled with friendly chatter, while experienced crafters showed beginners how to get started.

Valerie Guglielmo, the Togetherhood Committee member who coordinated the project, remarked “This project was important to me on a personal level because both my mother and sister had cancer and I’ve been volunteering with the American Cancer Society on the Look Good Feel Better program for over 10 years. I’ve seen the toll cancer treatment takes on the patient as well as the family. Being able to give a gift of a hat and scarves that women knitted from the heart means so much to me.”


Rye Y hosts LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Day Celebration

On Sunday, October 1, the Rye Y held its 6th annual LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Day at the Wainwright House in Rye. Alumni, family and friends of the Y’s program enjoyed reuniting with old friends and building relationships with new friends in an afternoon of workshops, lunch and fun.

Dr. Randy Stevens, Director of Radiation Oncology at White Plains Hospital, was our guest speaker and was honored for her long standing partnership and advocacy to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Additionally, Paula Preis, volunteer and Survivor Advocate of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program was honored for her time dedicated and hard work in continuing to build this program. Workshops throughout the day included topics focused on nutrition, creativity, and physical activity.

 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12 week program designed for adult cancer survivors, funded entirely with donor contributions.