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Pediatric Exercise Program for Cancer Survivors

Wilmington, DE – The Brandywine branch of the YMCA of Delaware has launched a pilot program for cancer survivors between 10-17 years of age. The 12-week program, that runs every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. helps young survivors increase strength and cardiovascular health while increasing flexibility and endurance. Participants work with staff trained in…

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Sussex YMCA Branch Gets Pool Makeover

Rehoboth Beach, DE- After 30 years of use by swimmers of all ages, members of the Sussex Family YMCA are enjoying an indoor pool with a brand-new look. The pool recently opened after major renovations including new pool deck tiles, gutters, side windows, and a new door. “We are so excited to have the pool…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Dover YMCA Grape Day is a Great Family-Fun Event

Felton, DE- On Sunday, October 13, 2019, get ready, get set, for the Dover YMCA’s 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk/Race through the beautiful grounds of the Pizzadili Winery located at 1683 Peach Basket Rd., Felton DE 18843. Bringing little ones? Select the one-mile walk with the family and enjoy the kid-friendly activities on site. Childcare will…

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Double the Impact Makes a Difference at the Sussex Family YMCA

Rehoboth Beach, DE- Thanks to a matching donation of $5,000, the Sussex Family YMCA doubled the impact of their spring fundraising efforts. The Meoli Company recently presented a check to the Sussex Family, matching community gifts that were made to their Annual Campaign April 1st through June 1, 2019. “We had an overwhelming response from…

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Brandywine YMCA Opens New Teen Center

Wilmington, DE- Tweens and teens like to have their own space, and that’s just what they will have at the Brandywine YMCA located at 3 Mount Lebanon Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. On Thursday, September 5, the grand opening of the teen center called the “YMCA Corner Stop at the Brandywine Y” will take place at…

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Western Family YMCA Welcomes New Executive Director

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to welcome Thomas Wallace Sr. as the new Executive Director of the Western Family YMCA branch. Wallace joins the YMCA of Delaware’s team with more than 14 years of experience, serving in leadership roles at YMCA branches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wallace rose through the YMCA ranks, holding many positions…

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Global Teens Prepare to Head to London

Wilmington, DE- In celebration of the YMCA’s 175th anniversary, 16 teens and young adults from YMCA branches in New Castle and Kent County will attend a major conference in London, the city where the organization was founded. The conference, called YMCA175, will take place from August 2-10. YMCA Delaware’s Global Teen Program is comprised of…

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Autism Delaware, YMCA Team Up on Swimming Program for People with Autism

Autism Delaware is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to offer a water safety program to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Called “S.W.A.M.,” the program is based on the “Swimming With Autism” curriculum developed by the Autism Society of San Diego, California. Autism Delaware is providing the training to the YMCAs at no cost…

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