Support Cancer Survivors this Thanksgiving

  You have a few days left to be a part of something important! By participating in the Tampa Y’s 4th Annual Goody Goody™ Turkey Gobble 5K, 8K and 1-Mile Run/Walk, you get to exercise while helping cancer survivors at the same time. What better way to say thank you on Thanksgiving?   The 8K, 5K…

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Achieving Success Afterschool

  When Teresa Schefer noticed her daughter, Isabella, struggled with reading, she sought help from the Y. “She is in 2nd grade and we know the importance of being able to read on grade level by 3rd grade,” explains Youth Development Director James Dineen.   At the Bob Sierra Y Youth and Family Center, James…

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Y Teens Helping Haiti

Kylah Smook recruited friends from the Teen Leaders’ Club at the Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA and partnered with Healing Waters International to raise $15,000 to build a water well in Haiti. They have raised more than $9,500 and their next fundraiser is at Chipotle in Westchase on Dec. 4.

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Exceeding Expectations

The Bob Sierra North Tampa Family YMCA staff went above and beyond to make a welcoming, fun environment for Lincoln. They arranged to keep Lincoln and his twin sister, Aubrey, together throughout camp activities, field trips and fun events.

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The Wait is Almost Over

The Y is excited to provide much-needed programs and services to southern Hillsborough County. Hundreds of people have already joined the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road, Tampa Y’s newest family facility in 18 years. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for January 10, 2019.

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A New Place to Play

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 50 volunteers from 10News and the Tegna foundation built a new Stay & Play playground at the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road. They also donated $33,000 to the new Tampa Y location and helped refresh existing outdoor amenities.

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A Vow to Stay Healthy

After experiencing a death in the family related to diabetes, a Y member decided to devote herself to a healthy lifestyle. Through group exercise programs at the Plant City Y, Jeannette McArter got her weight and blood pressure under control.

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Bonding During Battle

Last month, the Campo Family Y held a mother and son bonding activity, Nerf & Ninja night. The inaugural event was a success with over 215 participants.

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A Special Night Out

  In such a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive. That’s why the Y’s doors are open to all – giving everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Case in point, a new Special Night Out for those with intellectual disabilities at the Plant City Family YMCA. The event is the…

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A Heart of Gold

  There’s no question Declan Farmer is a winner. The ice sled hockey player brought home gold from both the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic games. A bilateral amputee, Declan has played sled hockey since trying it out as a kid. “I was always a competitive kid but I really got the drive for sled hockey…

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