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April 24, 2017

Annual Healthy Kids Day®

YMCA of San Diego County Wants Families to “Charge into Summer” During Annual Healthy Kids Day®Countywide events encourages kids to stay active and keep learning all summer long.SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2017— The YMCA of San Diego County is holding 13 free community events throughout the county on Saturday, April ...more

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September 15, 2014

Emergency Before and After School Care

YMCA Before and After School Sites Open September 17, 2014 for Families in Need of Emergency Childcare at No Cost; Two Major School Districts Holding Minimum Day(s) for Excessive HeatWHAT: YMCA of San Diego County before and after school sites are opening our doors to families in need of emergency childcare on Sept. 17 wit ...more

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June 16, 2014

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at the Y

This Friday, June 20th 2014, tens of thousands of adults and kids at aquatics facilities around the globe will partake in an attempt to break the record for the WORLD'S LARGEST SWIM LESSON to build water awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim! This free event is open to the community – we enc ...more

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May 09, 2014

Swim Programs Keep Youth Active and Safe

This May, the Y is recognizing National Water Safety Month and National Drowning Prevention Month, empowering swimmers to practice safety when in or around the water. As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through youth development and healthy living, The YMCA of San Diego County ...more

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Tags: safety, swim

April 08, 2014

National Volunteer Week - April 6 - 12

National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, 2014 – a great time to take action and discover opportunities to give back and make a difference in your community. During National Volunteer Week, the YMCA of San Diego County joins the nation in encouraging individuals to seek ways to give back, while honoring those who dedicate themsel ...more

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March 31, 2014

YMCA Healthy Kids Day - April 26, 2014

Build a Happier, Healthier Kid by visiting the Y on Saturday, April 26, from approximately 9 am to 2 pm (times vary at participating Y branches). The YMCA of San Diego County is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a FREE community event to get kids moving and learning and families living healthier. ...more

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January 02, 2014

Commit to Community Service

Commit to Community Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Contributing to the greater good strengthens the individual and the community By Baron Herdelin-Doherty, President and CEO, YMCA of San Diego County At Ys across the nation, more than half a million volunteers provide crucial suppo ...more

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November 04, 2013

2012 Annual Report

To learn more about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2012 Annual Report. ...more

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November 04, 2013

YMCA of San Diego County FACTS Brochure

To learn more information about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2013 - 2014 FACTS Brochure. ...more

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October 08, 2013

Big Day for Copley-Price Family YMCA

We are thrilled to celebrate the Copley-Price Family YMCA today as it Breaks Ground at New City Heights Location. The Copley-Price Family YMCA will be a 53,000 square foot, LEED certified facility. It will feature two pools, gymnasium, pre-school and school-age child care centers, teen center, spacious fitness and wellness c ...more

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July 18, 2013

Carola Cardenas on UT-San Diego Radio

Carola Cardenas, Executive Director of the Palomar Family YMCA, discusses the YMCA's myriad of programs, including day camp and financial assistance to join the Y on UT San Diego Community Spotlight Radio. [Audio File]AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", {autostart: "no", animation: "no", soundFile: "https://www.ymca.org ...more

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December 13, 2012

YMCA of San Diego County FACTS Brochure

To learn more information about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2012 - 2013 FACTS Brochure. ...more

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December 10, 2012

JOIN the Y & Make a Commitment to You

JOIN the Y for Free* and Make a Commitment to YouAll Y locations throughout San Diego County are Waiving their Joining Fee from Dec. 15, 2012 – Jan. 19, 2013; *monthly membership fees applyThe Y is a nonprofit like no other. Be a member of something special. From Dec. 15, 2012 – January 19, 2013, all Y locations is ...more

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October 15, 2012

The Y Is Here For You [VIDEO]

It's time to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Your Y looks different & one thing remains certain, the Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident secure and connected children, families, and communities.We nurture the potential of children and teens, improve he ...more

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October 05, 2012

2011 Annual Report

To learn more about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2011 Annual Report. ...more

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April 19, 2012

$10M in Grants from Prop. 84 Funding

The YMCA of San Diego County is pleased to announce that the Copley Family YMCA and the South Bay Family YMCA have each been selected to receive major funding (nearly $10M) through the $368 million Statewide Park Program (SPP) under the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Reduction Chapter of Proposition 84 ...more

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January 04, 2012

Your New Year's Resolutions

Set New Year’s Resolutions that Strengthen Your Life and Your CommunityThe New Year is a time for new beginnings! For the Y – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – one of the most important resolutions is to resolve to make positive change ...more

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October 12, 2011

YMCA of San Diego County FACTS Brochure

To learn more information about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2011 - 2012 Facts Brochure. ...more

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September 19, 2011

2010 Annual Report

To learn more about the YMCA of San Diego County, please download the 2010 Annual Report. ...more

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June 01, 2011

YMCA of SD County, Pres. & CEO, Accident

YMCA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY PRESIDENT & CEO INVOLVED IN SERIOUS BIKE ACCIDENT, IN STABLE CONDITION San Diego, CA, June 1, 2011, 5:40 p.m. – The YMCA of San Diego County is saddened to announce that Baron Herdelin-Doherty, President and CEO of the YMCA of San Diego County, was involved in an accident on ...more

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February 10, 2011

Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign

The YMCA of San Diego County has launched its Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign to financially support individuals and families in need, so that they can participate in YMCA programs and services. Funds raised directly support the Y’s cause of strengthening communities by nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, ...more

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November 17, 2010

1101 Pounds of Food - YMCA Food Drive

As part of Character Development month, the YMCA Food Drive, in partnership with Move For Hunger, benefited Feeding America San Diego, the largest distributor of donated food in San Diego County. Members and participants of several local Ys came together to collect unopened, non-perishable food items to distribute ...more

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November 11, 2010

Jackie Robinson Y Earns $5 Million Grant

The YMCA of San Diego County is pleased to announce that the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has recently been selected to receive a $4,989,927 grant from California State Parks and the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS). This is the only Y to receive one of the 62 state wide grants that were made available u ...more

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November 08, 2010

63 Y Kids Receive A Brand New Bike

On Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Hotel Del Coronado, Union Bank employees joined staff from Life Cycles, a philanthropic team building program from Odyssey Teams, Inc. to give bicycles to 63 deserving children from the YMCA of San Diego County’s three lowest income communities.As part of Union Bank’s staff ...more

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October 20, 2010

YMCA YFS Earns $15,000 Sam’s Club Grant

Gift is part of $1 million national charitable giving initiative to support national urban education and outreachYMCA Youth & Family Services, the social service department of the YMCA of San Diego County, has received a grant of $15,000 from Sam’s Club to enhance programs designed to help teens prepare for ...more

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August 31, 2010

YMCA of San Diego County FACTS Brochure

To learn more about the YMCA of San Diego County please download our Facts Brochure.Facts Brochure 2010-2011 ...more

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August 04, 2010

Just ‘The Y’, YMCA thinks less is more

Excerpt from The Non Profit Times, The Leading Business Publication for Non Profit ManagementAugust 1 , 2010 By Mark Hrywna Now that the YMCA is simply “The Y,” it joins a number of the nation’s largest nonprofits reinventing themselves in recent years with new branding and logo. The nati ...more

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July 12, 2010

A Brand New Day

The YMCA Unveils New Brand Strategy to Further Community Impact Hundreds of Thousands to benefit from YMCA of San Diego County’s focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding ...more

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May 14, 2010

2009 Annual Report

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April 26, 2010

Jackie Robinson YMCA Receives a Makeover

FRITO-LAY’S NATIONAL SALES TEAM RENOVATES JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA *** Nearly 550 Associates Will Makeover the City’s Most Ethnically Diverse YMCA in One AfternoonNearly 550 members of the FRITO-LAY North America's national sales team, in San Diego for an annual meeting, will spend an afterno ...more

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April 26, 2010

Best Overnight Summer Camps

Since kids spend the whole year cooped up inside while going to school it is best to steer them outside during the summer. Summer is all about filling the day with fun activities and spending time with friends. Outdoorsummer camp is a great way to fulfill this need and to let your kids explore and experience all th ...more

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April 26, 2010

Students tour state universities

He knew he wanted to be a doctor, so Efrain Pedroza never understood why he had to study history and geometry. But the sophomore from Classical Academy High School in Escondido knows why now. Efrain, 16, recently returned from the fourth annual YMCA five-day tour of California college campuses. “If some ...more

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Tags: college, students

March 24, 2010

Health Q & A

Plantar fasciitis, fish oil and fitness on a tight scheduleWelcome to your health questions, answered. In this section, SDNN and a range of local experts answer your burning health and wellness questions – everything from exercise, diet and fitness to health and body issues. We’ll crack the myths, correct the ...more

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February 24, 2010

Peninsula YMCA Breaks Ground

In a time when it seems that most everything is getting smaller, the Peninsula Family YMCA is doing exactly the opposite. The YMCA broke ground Feb. 20 on the Haas Family Gymnasium, the second of three major projects that will enhance the Point Loma facility. http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/6443676/article-Peninsul ...more

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February 23, 2010

YMCA Hosts Michelle Obama

The Alexandria YMCA, part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington hosted First Lady Michelle Obama, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin who announced plans on Jan. 28, 2010 to help Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, regul ...more

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February 21, 2010

KPBS Honors Local YMCA Hero

KPBS and Union Bank Black History Month Honoree Randy K. Jones http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/jan/29/randy-k-jones/Active community leader Randy K. Jones is an attorney with two decades of experience in federal criminal litigation and government law. He’s a rare lawyer, who brings dedication to law, a broad national and i ...more

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February 18, 2010

White’s “Inspiration”: YMCA Skatepark

Shaun White Photo credit: J.Grant Birttain Sierrafellers.com Shaun White isn’t the only pro to skate at the Ecke YMCA Skatepark, but he and Tony Hawk are surely the most famous. Many of the world’s best skaters hone their skills here, where they skate side-by-side with kids as young as five or younger. http://lydia ...more

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February 10, 2010

Flower Company Donates to YMCA

When your corporate mission is to “bring smiles to millions” then it only makes sense that Vista, CA based flower grower and seller, Dos Gringos donated 450 handmade wrist corsages to the YMCA Adventure Guides Sweetheart Ball attended by girls aged 5-9 and their dads. The corsages were handmade by Suzy ...more

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February 10, 2010

Reggae festival has deep roots in SD

If my memory and minimal mathematical abilities are correct, Monday’s 29th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends festival at the San Diego Sports Arena began way back in 1981 as the Bob Marley Day Festival. The first edition was held at North Park’s sadly now long-defunct International Blend coffeehouse, followe ...more

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Tags: music, reggae

January 19, 2010

YMCA Response to Haiti Crisis

The global YMCA movement is responding in a coordinated effort to address the immediate needs of the children, families and devastated communities in Port au Prince, and surrounding areas.YMCA of the USA is deeply saddened and aggrieved by the tragic earthquake in Haiti. The Haitian people are suffering a crisis of a magn ...more

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January 07, 2010

Donations Make a Huge Difference

Strong community partnerships prove to be critical during the holiday season. http://laprensa-sandiego.org/stories/community-notes/jumex-partners-wi ...more

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