YMCA of Western North Carolina News

YMCA partners with Boys & Girls Clubs to reduce risk of drowning

Posted July 20, 2017
Young swimmers standing on edge of pool looking at lifeguard, about to jump in.
Children learn skills and confidence that could save lives Every day two children in the United States die from drowning. The YMCA of Western North Carolina is dedicated to working with local Boys and Girls Clubs to reduce that risk for area...

Brumit Restaurant Group promotion raises $45,000 for YMCA Camp Watia

Posted July 10, 2017
Asheville, N.C., July 10, 2017 – Overnight summer camp is within reach for more local children thanks to a recent community donation campaign at the Brumit Restaurant Group’s 47 Arby’s locations. The promotion raised $45,000 for...

Asheville YMCA launches major renovation project

Posted July 4, 2017
Asheville, N.C., July 5, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has broken ground on a $2.5 million renovation of the Asheville Y. Facility upgrades include: 2,400-square-foot expansion of the Wellness Center, complete with additional...

Wicked Weed Donates $50,000 to YMCA of WNC

Posted June 23, 2017
Asheville, N.C., June 23, 2017 – Wicked Weed cofounder Rick Guthy says the Y may have saved his life, and he’s determined to help local kids get the same chance to succeed. “Growing up in a single parent household in a very...

Five reasons why the Y makes "for a better us"

Posted June 6, 2017
Asheville, N.C., June 6, 2017 - On June 6 the YMCA marks its 173rd year as more than a place. It is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Here are five past...

Brumit Restaurant Group promotes YMCA Camp Watia

Posted May 30, 2017
Asheville, N.C., May 30, 2017 – The Brumit Restaurant Group (BRG) of Asheville has kicked off its second annual fundraising campaign to support YMCA Camp Watia. Through June 25, BRG’s 47 Arby’s locations in North and South Carolina...

YMCA and McDowell County Schools partner to transform child care

Posted May 19, 2017
Marion, N.C., May 19, 2017 – McDowell County Schools is partnering with the YMCA of Western North Carolina to provide afterschool programs for elementary school students, as well as internship opportunities for middle and high school students...

YMCA annual campaign raises more than $700,000 for charitable programs

Posted May 17, 2017
Asheville, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Generous donors to the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s annual fundraising campaign contributed more than $700,000 in 2017. This will enable the YMCA of WNC to expand its funding for charitable programs...

YMCA Summer Meal Program Wins Achievement Award

Posted April 13, 2017
YMCA Nutrition Outreach
USDA’s Turnip the Beet Award recognizes program successes The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Meal Program with a Silver Turnip the Beet Award. The Turnip the Beet...

Charging Up for a Healthy Summer

Posted March 31, 2017
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
YMCA Healthy Kids Day events offer free family fun Summer is just around the corner and with it, a break from the hectic routines of the school year. Sleeping in, watching television or playing video games, and enjoying ice cream before bedtime...

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