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Mom, I’ve Found My Sport

  Thirteen-year-old Macie White has tried it all – swim team, t-ball, soccer and basketball. Nothing seemed to “fit,” says her mom, Jennifer Robles. That’s until Macie gave volleyball a try at the New Tampa Family YMCA.   “After only two weeks, Macie looked to me after her first game and said ‘Mom, I think…

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A Better Version of Yourself

  Franco Donadelli fought obesity throughout his childhood. At his heaviest, he weighed 230 pounds. But it wasn’t until he was pre-diabetic and began having knee problems that he knew he needed to do something about it.   When he was 14, Franco began playing basketball at the Plant City Family YMCA. His basketball coach…

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Motivated to Get Better

The Enhance®Fitness program has helped many seniors manage arthritis and prevent falls. Mary, a participant who was injured in an accident 20 years ago, has gained flexibility, increased strength and even improved her speech since she started the program.

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Serving Those Who Have Sacrificed

  Danny Fleary says his wife of more than 20 years will tell you he talks too much.   In fact, the 65-year-old disabled veteran, who goes to treatment at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, just can’t stop talking about how much he loves the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road.   “I’ve learned…

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Start Young To Save Lives

Before spending time at the beach or swimming pool, make sure your family is safe around the water. The best way to reduce the risk of drowning is formal swim lessons. The Tampa Y offers water safety classes for children form six months to three years old and twice a year offers Safety Around Water, a free program for beginner and non-swimmers .

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A Magical & Meaningful Night

The Tampa Y’s golf program has incredible news to share! The First Tee of Tampa Bay is now the #1 chapter in the entire country when it comes to serving the most amount of certifying kids. The First Tee National President Greg McLaughlin made the surprise announcement at The First Tee of Tampa Bay’s 3rd…

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A Smile Goes a Long Way

  Have you ever met someone who can lift your spirits with just one smile? That’s Sammy Cully for many people at the Bob Sierra North Tampa Family YMCA. As she works hard to keep the wellness floor and machines sparkling clean, she never hesitates to stop and engage in friendly conversation.   Sammy started…

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Dancing for Donations

Sisters Sienna and Brielle Cardoso raised money for the Campo Family Y’s annual campaign to help send other kids to dance camp.

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One Life – Live It

Gary Tilson’s life changed when he received his cancer diagnosis. After a year of treatments and surgeries, he joined the 3-month cancer survivor program, LIVESTRONG® at the South Tampa Family Y to regain his strength.

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Camp is for Everyone

The North Brandon Family Y offers adaptive camp designed specifically for campers with special needs. Landon Winter attended camp last year and is eager for the summer to begin so he can go to camp again.

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