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YMCA Branches Reopen as Community Food Stations
TOLEDO, Ohio – March 19, 2020 – Three YMCA of Toledo branches, after closing due to the COVID-19 virus, will reopen on Friday, March 20, to serve the community as grab-and-go food stations.
Sylvania YMCA Child Development Center Receives 4-Star Rating
Sylvania, Ohio – December 19, 2019 – The Sylvania YMCA Child Development Center has been recognized with a prestigious Step Up to Quality 4-Star rating from the State of Ohio. This rating underscores the YMCA child care’s team success in preparing children for kindergarten.
YMCA of Lenawee County to be Named After Local Couple
ADRIAN, Mich. – December 11, 2019 – As the fundraising campaign for the ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital and YMCA of Lenawee County moves into the community phase with 77 percent of the $18-million goal raised, YMCA of Lenawee County is thrilled to announce the new YMCA will be named in honor of Frank and Shirley Dick.
Six Teams to Compete in YMCA Lifeguard Olympics
Media Advisory - TOLEDO, Ohio - July 18, 2019
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Begins Construction on Youth Athletic Field in Old South End
TOLEDO, Ohio – July 15, 2019 – Today, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation broke ground on a new youth development park located in the Old South End neighborhood. Together, in partnership with the City of Toledo, Rick and Nancy Corbett Field will serve as the central location for the YMCA of Greater Toledo and The Believe Center programs.
TutorSmart and YMCA deliver results in After-School Learning Club pilots at Two Elementary Schools
TOLEDO, Ohio - June 27, 2019 – TutorSmart and the YMCA of Greater Toledo have teamed up to deliver an academic lift to at-risk students at two local elementary schools. Results from the pilot showed students, on average, reduced an achievement gap in math by one-third after 40 hours of data-driven, individualized tutoring sessions in 10 weeks.
Eastern Community YMCA to Host Free, Open-to-the Community Summer/Pool Bash
Media Advisory - TOLEDO, Ohio - June 24, 2019
YMCA Honored with $250,000 Gift from Paul and Virginia Whitman Estate
TOLEDO, Ohio - June 17, 2019 - The YMCA of Greater Toledo has been awarded a $250,00 gift from the Paul and Virginia Whitman Estate for the YMCA Christian Emphasis Endowment. Paul and Virginia Whitman were also founding supporters of the Francis Family YMCA, which opened in 2005.
YMCA Open Houses on June 15+18 Offer Chance to Join in 'Take It Off, Toledo!' Wellness Challenge
TOLEDO, Ohio - June 13, 2019 - The YMCA of Greater Toledo will offer two all-day open houses in the next week as part of its support of the city's Take It Off, Toledo! wellness and weight loss challenge. Toledo residents looking for an opportunity to work out that day and/or explore the Y's wellness programs are invited to two local branches.
Summer Meals for Kids at No Cost
Media Advisory - June 11, 2019
YMCA Celebrates 175th Anniversary
TOLEDO, Ohio - June 6, 2019 - The YMCA today celebrates Founders Day and the 175th anniversary of its founding in London in 1844. The milestone will be celebrated at nine of our local branches today with staff, members, volunteers and others.
National Bike to School Day Encourages Safer Routes for Biking and Walking
TOLEDO, Ohio - May 6, 2019 - Live Well Greater Toledo partners, including Toledo Public Schools, YMCA of Greater Toledo and numerous other participating organizations, will join schools from around the country to celebrate Nation Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Harvard Elementary School, 1949 Glendale Ave., Toledo.
West Toledo YMCA Open House on May 4 Offers Chance to Participate in 'Take It Off, Toledo!' Challenge
TOLEDO, Ohio - May 1, 2019 - The YMCA of Greater Toledo will offer an open house on Saturday, May 4, as part of its support of the city's Take It Off, Toledo! wellness and weight loss challenge. Toledo residents looking for an opportunity to work out that day and/or explore the Y's wellness programs are invited to the West Toledo YMCA during its normal hours - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
YMCA Awarded Grant from Toledo Community Foundation to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity of Local Youth
TOLEDO, Ohio - March 18, 2019 - The YMCA of Greater Toledo has been awarded a grant from the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club's Walleye Wishing Well Fund - approved by the board of trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation - in the amount of $5,538. These funds will be used to support physical activity of more than 300 students in participating Toledo Public Schools during the colder months of the new year.
YMCA Wellness Challenge Ends; 763 People Dropped 2 Tons of Weight in Just 8 Weeks
TOLEDO, Ohio - March 15, 2019 - As part of the YMCA of Greater Toledo's first Wellness Challenge in 2019, more than 750 people dropped 4,000 pounds over an 8-week period ending last week. The number of participants in the Y program more than tripled from its Wellness Challenge last fall.
YMCA Awarded $50,000 Grant for After-School Tutoring
TOLEDO, Ohio - February 27, 2019 - The YMCA of Greater Toledo has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. This grant will fund after-school education programming for students attending:
- Riverside Elementary School at 500 Chicago Street
- Spring Elementary School at 730 Spring Street
Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Sells JCC Campus to YMCA
TOLEDO, Ohio - January 2, 2019 - The Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo announced today the sales of the Jewish Community Center campus to the YMCA of Greater Toledo. The JCC and the YMCA have collaborated together on the campus for the past 20 years.