Press Releases

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month 

Since 1992, the month of May has been celebrated as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month was chosen to commemorate both the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad –which was predominantly built by Chinese immigrants on May 10, 1869….

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Black History Month and Its Roots With the YMCA

  Black History Month has roots associated with the YMCA. In 1915, Carter G. Woodson, a University of Chicago alumnus, arrived in Chicago to attend a national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the state of Illinois. Inspired by this three-week celebration where thousands of African Americans had traveled from across the…

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Wilmington, Delaware, January 4, 2021 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce that Tommy Janton, competitive swimmer and member of the Western YMCA Wahoos Swim Team, has recently qualified for Olympic Trials in the 100 yard and 200 yard backstroke events. Janton started swimming at age 7 and has been swimming with the…

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YMCA Of Delaware: Here To Keep Everyone Healthy And Safe During The Winter Months

Physical Activity Vital to Reducing Disease and Stress Wilmington, Delaware, December 2, 2020 – With the holiday season here and colder months ahead, the YMCA of Delaware is reminding everyone of the importance of regular physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain and improve overall well-being. “Exercise is more important now…

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YMCA of Delaware Branches Host Fall Festivals in October

Safe, Socially Distant Activities For Everyone!  Wilmington, DE- Don’t miss out on the fun when YMCA of Delaware locations in all three counties host Fall Festivals the last week in October. Events vary by location and include a variety of family-friendly, safe and socially distant activities such as outdoor trunk or treats, costume parades, Halloween…

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YMCA of Delaware Brings Back Fall Programs And Extends Hours

Health Protocols are in Place to Keep You Safe Wilmington, Delaware, September 14, 2020 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce they have brought back select family and youth programs throughout the state including swim lessons, youth sports clinics, dance, family fun nights, parents’ night out and more. Additionally, they have opened several…

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