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South Montgomery County Shadowbend YMCA Looking for Archives, Memorabilia, Stories and Alumni Members to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

September 5, 2011

The first YMCA in The Woodlands opened its door on September 21, 1986 at 6145 Shadowbend Place. The South Montgomery County YMCA Staff needs your help as they prepare to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Shadowbend YMCA facility. According to Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison, “We are searching for archives, memorabilia and stories of the earlier years of the YMCA serving the community. We need photos, articles, t-shirts, sports photos, swim lesson photos, facility photos, staff photos an volunteer photos especially from 1986 – 1993. We also are in need of names and addresses of earlier staff, volunteers and members from that time period who are no longer current members so we can reconnect, celebrate and recognize those that are part of the South Montgomery County YMCA foundation and heritage. Were you a member of the staff or member of the YMCA in the late 80’s? Please call me at 281-681-6723”!

The South Montgomery County YMCA has come a long way since the Fall of 1986. Today the YMCA is recognized as the largest YMCA of the Greater Houston Area and one of the largest in the State of Texas serving more than 40,000 families annually helping them grow stronger in spirit, mind and body.  In addition the annual Partner Campaign has reached an all time high providing over $600,000 in scholarship and subsidized programs to more than 5000 area individuals, youth and families in 2011.

The community is invited to a 25th Anniversary Open House Celebration on Wednesday, September 21st. There will be lots of free family fun, activities, refreshments, giveaways, VIP tours and
much more with a 25th theme throughout the day. Families and individuals can join the YMCA on September 21st for just $25 and receive a special 25th Anniversary T-shirt. Come celebrate and reminisce with us as we review the past and look forward to the next 25 years strengthening kids, families and communities.

If you have photos, memorabilia and/or stories to share please contact Roxanne Davis, 281-681-6723 or e-mail rdavis@ymcahouston.org.

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Home School Classes at the YMCA Register Now for Fall Semester

August 16, 2011

Home School PEThe South Montgomery County YMCA will be once again be offering “The Way ”, a Home School PE Class for the Fall semester. “The Way” is
a quality physical education program for home schooled youth, ages 3 – 16.

The class will meet once a week on Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Shadowbend YMCA location in The Woodlands.  The Fall session dates are September 6 – November 15. Students will rotate through a variety of age appropriate sports and training disciplines with focus on fundamental skills and team building. The program curriculum will include aerobics, tumbling, climbing wall, sports, aquatics, strength and conditioning and
Presidential fitness testing and training.

In addition to the PE class, the YMCA also offers Eco Quest, an Outdoor Environmental Education class for Home School students, grades K-8th grade. Eco Quest is offered at the Creekside Y Outdoor Adventure Center. Class meets on Monday, 11am – 1pm. The fall session begins Sept. 12. For more information please call Curtis, 832-698-1283.

To register, please stop by the South Montgomery County YMCAs located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest in the Woodlands. For more information please call 281-367-YMCA or visit www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.

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Register Now for YMCA Fall Youth Sports

August 16, 2011

Each athlete is treated as an equal and plays in every game.

Youth SoccerAt the South  Montgomery County  YMCA, every child is a winner, is treated as an equal and plays in every game. There are no bench
warmers.  This is what makes Y Youth Sports so unique and special. We are so much more than how many points are scored or who is winning the game.

The Y Youth Sports Program encourages and promotes healthy and strong kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team building as well as individual development, a positive self image and a sense of fair play & mutual respect for others. Caring adult coaches and volunteers create an asset rich environment in which children learn and practice the core values of responsibility, honesty, respect, caring and faith. YMCA Youth Sports programs are a great start to a lifetime of fitness and values.

Registrations are underway for the fall sports season.  The sports to be offered include Soccer for ages 3 – 11, Baseball for ages 6 – 11, T-Ball
for ages 3 – 5, Volleyball for ages 6 – 13 years, Tiny Tot Basketball for ages 3 – 4, Basketball for ages 5 – 13, NFL Flag Football for ages 5 – 13, and
Cheerleading for ages 6 – 12. (Age eligibility as of 09-01-11). Registration deadline is August 28 with the season scheduled to begin early September.  Most games are played on Saturdays.

The YMCA is a not-for-profit, volunteer based charitable organization. We strongly encourage parents to be more than spectators by getting involved as volunteer coaches, team parents and officials as well as being your child’s biggest fan. All volunteer coaches are required to be certified through the YMCA Rookie Coaches Course. If you are interested in volunteering please call Rose in the Youth Sports Dept, 281-367-9622.

To register please stop by any YMCA located in The Woodlands: 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest Dr. On line registration is available at www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county. The YMCA is available to all and strives to turn no one away because of inability to pay. Limited Financial Assistance is available to families that substantiate a need.  For more information please call 281-367-9622.

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YMCA Promotes Healthy Living to the Community Through Wellness Seminars

July 22, 2011

The South Montgomery County  YMCA promotes healthy living to the community through a variety of programs and activities that encourages healthy lifestyles. The Y believes that wellness in spirit, mind and body strengthens our very being and enhances our interactions with others.

Included on the wellness calendar for the end of July is a Series of Seminars.

  • Smart Lunchbox Ideas presented by Registered Dietitian, Kathy Veath, is scheduled for Wednesday, 6-7pm at the Branch Crossing YMCA. This interactive class will help parents find new and easy ideas to pack a healthy and eco-friendly lunch for their kids. The seminar fee is $10 and is open to YMCA Members and the Community. For more information please call Levitia Simmons, 281-367-9622. Pre-registration is required.
  • Once a month the YMCA offers a FREE Diabetes Seminar which is taught by a certified diabetes educator. The July seminar is scheduled for Thursday, July 28th at the Shadowbend YMCA. The 6pm seminar topic will be Basic Carbohydrate Counting and the 7:30pm topic will be Diabetes 101 and Treatment Options. The Diabetes Seminar is open to YMCA Members and the Community. For more information please call Michelle Hill, 281-367-9622. Pre-registration is required.

To register please stop by the YMCA or you can register online at http://www.ymcahouston.org/. The Branch Crossing YMCA is located at 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. The Shadowbend YMCA is located at 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. For more information please call 281-367-9622.

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