The YMCA of Metro Detroit and the Detroit Pistons are teaming up to promote health and wellness throughout the Metro area. That partnership includes two YMCA Nights at The Palace, the first on Feb. 1 when the Pistons play the Philadelphia 76ers and April 5 versus the Boston Celtics. Not only will the Y receive a $5 donation for every ticket to the games sold to members and staff, every child participating in Y sports programs or the Y’s summer program can attend those games and get a post-game shot and photo on the Pistons court.
Potentially historic storms on the horizon did not stop the Fall 5K for Girls On The Run. This year’s race was the biggest yet for the fall season and the inaugural race of the STRIDE running program for boys, as well.
A new play by a graduate of Y-Arts’ Detroit Creativity Project delves into this sometimes-complicated, always-important relationship between fathers and sons through a series of scenes and monologues. “Jr.” debuted at the Marlene Boll Theater earlier this month and will have repeat performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 28.
A uniquely Detroit exhibit is at the Boll Family YMCA Lobby Gallery this month, marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s based around a book from the late Free Press photographer Tony Spina of images he’d taken while covering Kennedy over the years.
A new vegetable garden at the South Oakland Family YMCA will be used for day camp kids to learn about healthy eating by growing their own delicious snacks.
The Macomb YMCA is open after a water main break last week that caused $100,000 worth of damage, closed the building completely for three days, and limited activities there for three more.
A star-studded event in LA attended by celebrities and the gritty city of Detroit might not seem to have a lot in common, but Hollywood and Motown made a love connection this week, when a group of Detroit expatriates put … Continue reading
A new food program at the childcare center at the Lakeshore Family YMCA provides nutritious hot lunches, as well as breakfast and snacks, for about 45 kids every day.
Thanks to a group of families from the I Rise-Family Empowerment Program, a Detroit neighborhood now has several new trees to enjoy, and the families themselves have the satisfaction of making the community a more pleasant place to be. The tree planting happened through a community service even with the Greening of Detroit.
Tenacity and toughness are the best descriptors for Jodie Charbonneau, a member at the Macomb Y who has gone beyond what she ever thought she could do by working out with a trainer, despite some major physical challenges,