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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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YMCA of Delaware Celebrates Hosts Welcoming Week Events

Celebrations to take place at YMCA’s across the state Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 Wilmington, DE– This Welcoming Week (September 10-19), the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs, and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to…

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YMCA Welcomes New Group VP/ Dover Executive Director

Dover, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to welcome John Rappaport as the Group Vice President and Dover YMCA Executive Director. As the Executive Director, John will help the branch reach its tremendous potential to grow membership and programs while advancing the mission of the Y. Additionally, he will support the expansion of the…

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Western YMCA Wahoos Swim Team Brings Home National Titles

  Wilmington, Delaware – The YMCA Western Wahoos Swim Team recently had a breakout performance at the YMCA National Long Course Swimming Festival. The Wahoos placed 6th overall combined, 3rd for men, 14th for women, and brought home National titles in three events, making it their best performance in the team’s 50-year history. Hosted at…

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Lefty’s Alley And Eats Double’s The Y’s Impact

Lewes, Delaware – Lefty’s Ally and Eats recently donated $2,500 to support the Sussex Family YMCA Summer camp, matching $2500 in gifts from the community. Thanks to $5,000 in donations, 20 local children were given the opportunity to have the “Best Summer Ever” at the Sussex Family Y summer camp. “Many people don’t realize the…

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Sussex Family YMCA Hosts First Annual Tread/Swim-A-Thon Event

Proceeds Support Drowning Prevention Instruction For YMCA Campers Lewes, Delaware – On Sunday, July 25th the Sussex Family YMCA hosted their first Annual Tread/Swim-a-thon event in support of the Ys water safety efforts. For three hours, participants swam laps and/or treaded water, raising more than $3,500 to provide non-swimmers, attending YMCA summer camp, with water…

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