YMCA Hosts Blood Drive

Be a lifesaving HERO; donate blood. The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross to help save the lives of those in need.

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the American Red Cross Bus will be setting up for blood donations at the Washington County Family YMCA located at 1709 North Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167. All blood types are needed.

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Membership Representative Position Available

Apply Today at the YMCA!Seeking Highly Enthusiastic Membership Representatives to serve at the Washington County Family YMCA.  Position is Part time (Up to 20 hrs a week) and applicant must be available evenings and weekends. Email resume to Kristy Purlee, Quality Membership Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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YMCA to Host Running & Walking Group

A running and walking group will be meeting at the Washington County Family YMCA with the goals of increasing health and aerobic conditioning for any community member interested.

Cecil Evans will be leading the running group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the YMCA. This will be a free program offered to the public and will be able to meet a variety of personal goals for those involved. The workouts will be challenging, yet achievable, and will be based on each individual’s level of fitness and their personal fitness goals. The group is for all levels of experience and fitness abilities.

Evans has been a distance runner for 7 years and has had experience with personal weight loss and competitive distance running from 1600m to 21km. In addition to being the winner of the YMCA’s Annual Rock’n’Run 5k for the past two years, Evans has a desire to share his passion for running by getting involved with the community.

For further information on the running and walking group, or other great programs and services offered, contact the Washington County YMCA at (812) 883-9622.

The YMCA relies on the time, talents and treasures of the community to offer valuable programs and services. Thanks are extended to Cecil Evans by the YMCA for volunteering to facilitate the running and walking group. For more information on how YOU can impact our community, or to learn more about how to give to the cause, contact Rob Gilchrist at their location at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167. Stay connected with the latest YMCA news via Facebook, Twitter, or online at wcfymca.org.


Rock ’N Run 5k Goes Back To the 80’s

The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting their annual 5k fundraiser on September 26th, 2015 to support their annual campaign.

Join the Y and partner WSLM Classic Hits Radio as they let loose in the 3rd annual charitable 5k event. This year, the 5k will take you “Back to the 80’s” as you move and groove the rhythm of the beats provided by WSLM. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best 80’s apparel and join in for the Warm Up Party scheduled for 7:45 am.

The race starts at 8:30 am, and will be followed by the Kids Fun Run, healthy treats, and vendors to visit. Awards will follow for top finishers and best dressed.

“We are really looking forward to a fun event,” said Kristy Purlee, the Quality Membership Director at the Washington County Family YMCA, and Event Organizer. “This event not only promotes fun and health, it also promotes social responsibility,” said Purlee. “In 2014, our charitable organization contributed $40,000 in financial assistance to individuals who otherwise would not have been able to participate in our programs and membership. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to be a part of our cause—regardless of their financial situation.”

The YMCA offers financial assistance to families and individuals to ensure that everyone is able to participate in their mission. All proceeds raised from the 5k event will aid in making the financial assistance program possible.

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