Press Releases


Youth in Government students to take over Legislative Hall

Wilmington, DE-The Delaware state capitol will be filled with teens who are passionate about law, policy, and public service as the annual YMCA of Delaware’s Youth in Government (YIG) conference convenes. More than 180 high school students from across the state will spend three days modeling the legislative and judicial system at the Kent County…

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Make a Splash Funding Helps the YMCA Keep Kids Safe Around the Water

Wilmington, DE- YMCA of Delaware’s Water Wise program was chosen as one of 85 Make a Splash programs in the country to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation. Thanks to a $9,600 grant, designated YMCA of Delaware locations can continue to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons. “This grant embodies the YMCA…

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Prediabetes – Let the YMCA Help You Lower Your Risks

Wilmington, DE- Summer Black is no longer a statistic, and for that, she credits hard work and the YMCA of Delaware. Black was among the 81.1 million Americans who were on the verge of suffering from prediabetes until she joined the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Tuesday, March 26, is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day and…

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YMCA Swim Teams Win Big at a Major Meet

Wilmington, DE- Swimmers on YMCA competitive swim teams took home top honors at the YMCA East Field District Championship held March 15-17 at the Prince George Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. The Sussex Tsunami Swim Team won the District Championship in the Small Division for the first time since 2014 while the Western…

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YMCA to Host Advocacy Day at Legislative Hall

Dover, DE- “Y not be Healthy” will be the theme of the day when staff, members, and volunteers of the YMCA of Delaware converge on the state capitol Tuesday, March 26, for Advocacy Day with an 11:00 a.m. kick-off in the second floor House Hearing Room. President and CEO, Deborah Bagatta-Bowles will lead the way…

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Central YMCA to Host Major “Fun” Raiser

On behalf of the YMCA of Delaware’s annual campaign, the Central YMCA invites the public to attend an evening called SIP. SAMPLE. SUPPORT. on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will feature music, dancing, wine, beer, and food tasting, along with a silent auction. Some of the many silent auction items include:…

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The YMCA of Delaware Announces the 2019 Annual Campaign

Wilmington, Delaware, March 11, 2019 – The YMCA of Delaware is launching its annual campaign to help ensure people throughout Delaware have access to the YMCA, its community programs, and valuable resources. Every day, the YMCA of Delaware plays a vital role in supporting various community needs including early childhood education, healthy weight, diabetes prevention,…

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WDEL News: Brandywine YMCA unveils fruits of $5M renovation

By: Kevin Hayes January 13, 2019 Just over a year-and-a-half and $5.5 million later, there is more to be excited about, just off Concord Pike. “We’re celebrating the completion of our expansion project. We’ve added 19,000 sq. ft. on top of a building that was built in 1966, so this is going to allow us…

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