YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - July 2017

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Register Now! The YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s 30th Annual Noojin and White - Race To The Courthouse 5K and Fun Run

Register Now! The YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s 30 th Annual Noojin and White - Race To The Courthouse 5K and Fun Run By Jennifer Neil Registration open now online ymcabham.org/race and at YMCA of Greater Birmingham's Downtown Branch. YMCA's annual road race event raises money for the YMCA to promote healthy living in the community. Birmingham, Alabama – Saturday September 9 th , 2017, The YMCA of Greater Birmingham will host the 30 th annual Noojin... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, July 31, 2017
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YMCA of Greater Birmingham Mountain Brook Branch Employees Honored for Saving A Life

YMCA of Greater Birmingham's Mountain Brook Branch Employees Honored For Saving a Life   (Pictured from left: Morgan Bush, Joseph foxx, Rick Goff, Barbara Gibson, Erin Finney) By Jennifer Neil On the morning of October 19, 2016, YMCA of greater Birmingham member Rick Goff went into cardiac arrest while swimming at the Mountain Brook YMCA.  A husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, Rick was also a distinguished collegiate swimmer who... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Great Escapes: The More You Travel, The Farther You'll Go!

Great Escapes:  The More You Travel, The Farther You'll Go! By Jean Bowick  We all know how great it feels to get away, but do you know how important those vacation days are for your health and well-being? Trips away are good for our body  and  soul. And as it turns out, adding  mileage  to your vacation can also increase your longevity. According to an article published by  U.S. News & World Report , putting real distance... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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After School At The Y: Where Learning Is Fun!

Blog: Afterschool at the Y: Where Learning is FUN! By Jean Bowick Besides band rehearsals, try-outs, and team practices, many kids dread staying “after school.” When your beloved student is lagging behind (or acting up) in class, these words can often spell “trouble.” But for kids at YMCA’s Afterschool Academy, “after school” means something else entirely, and it’s  entirely  awesome! Every afternoon from  3:30 to... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Hargis Retreat Announces 2017 "Fam Jam" Alumni Dinner

Hargis Retreat Announces 2017 "Fam Jam" Alumni Dinner By Jean Bowick As Summer Day Campers prepare to wrap up another unforgettable year of canoes, campfires, and color wars, staffers at YMCA’s Hargis Retreat are getting ready for the camp’s third-annual “Fam Jam” celebration, Hargis’ very special end-of-season alumni dinner. “It can get very emotional,” said Kim Sharp, Hargis Retreat’s Program Executive. “When... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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