Press Releases

Welcoming Week 2022

We’ve all experienced moments where we felt like we didn’t belong, but there’s more that unites us than divides us. This Welcoming Week, we will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our communities, and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Belonging Begins With Us, and together,…

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Free Brandywine YMCA Family Field Day

Saturday, September 10th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wilmington, DE– Pedal cars, bean bags, soccer balls, hula hoops, and even laundry baskets will be part of the action during the Brandywine YMCA Family Field Day on Saturday, September 10th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free event, hosted by the Brandywine YMCA Board of…

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Central YMCA Mission Market Provides Food and Clothing to Local Residents

Grand Opening September 1st at 2 p.m.  Wilmington, Delaware – The Central YMCA is set for the grand opening of the Y Mission Market. The free store, open to all, will feature men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in a variety of sizes as well as shoes, toiletries, backpacks, shelf-stable food, frozen meats, fresh vegetables, and more….

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YMCA of Delaware Welcomes New Dover YMCA Executive Director

Dover, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas J. Rushton (Tim) as the new Dover YMCA Executive Director. As the Executive Director, Dr. Rushton will help the Y grow its community impact with a focus on new and enhanced programming for all ages and families, developing community partnerships, diversity/equity/inclusion, and excellent…

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Eagle Scout Project Benefits the Brandywine YMCA

NEW CASTLE, DE (07/15/22) – Riley James Burns (17), of New Castle, Delaware, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank advancement award presented in Scouting (BSA). He will be presented with the award at a Court of Honor ceremony on July 23, 2022, at noon at the Newark Elks Lodge 2281, 267 Christiana…

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Middletown Family Y Welcomes Tamisha Hopkins as New Executive Director

Wilmington, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Tamisha Hopkins as the new Executive Director at the Middletown Family YMCA. Tamisha has worked for the YMCA of Delaware since September 2014, serving in many roles including Senior Membership Director at the Bear Y and most recently as Executive Director of the Sussex Family…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Fun-Filled, Safe Summer Camp

Delaware – Summer is just around the corner which means it is time to start thinking about how kids will spend their break. Camp experiences are an exciting part of childhood and can lead to positive growth but, they can also cause worry as parents think about how to keep their kids safe. With lots…

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Middletown YMCA Construction Begins

Fueling economic development, improving community health, empowering youth, and bringing people together in the MOT Community Middletown, Delaware – The YMCA of Delaware is excited to announce that construction has begun on the Middletown YMCA in the vicinity of Silver Lake. A groundbreaking event will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at the Silver Lake…

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Fall Festivals at the YMCA

Join us for our Annual Fall Festivals the last weekend in October. Events are open to non-YMCA members, and include a variety of family-friendly activities such as trunk or treats, costume contests, crafts, food, haunted houses, and more. For details by location visit