Blog https://www.ymcanorth.org/ en Fishing For Life's Reel ‘Em In program to refurbish 1000+ fishing rods, reels in 2024 https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/05/15/4980425/fishing_for_lifes_reel_em_in_program_to_refurbish_1000_fishing_rods_reels <span>Fishing For Life&#039;s Reel ‘Em In program to refurbish 1000+ fishing rods, reels in 2024</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/15/2024 - 14:11</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2019-01/ymca_logo_blog_tn.png" width="185" height="120" alt="Thumbnail" title="Y Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <h3>YMCA of the North will partner to collect equipment, host volunteers to assemble tackle boxes</h3> <p><strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> – Fishing For Life, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fishing and outdoor opportunities for individuals facing life challenges, is proud to announce its upcoming event as part of the Reel ‘Em In program. This initiative aims to refurbish 1000+ fishing rods and reels and tackle boxes each year, enabling more people to experience the joy of fishing and fostering a deeper connection with nature, while reducing items in the landfills.</p> <p>On Thursday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will gather at the Emma B. Howe YMCA in Coon Rapids to repair and rejuvenate hundreds of rods and reels and clean and stuff tackle boxes. This community-driven effort relies on the expertise and dedication of passionate volunteers who will lend their time and skills to make this event a success.</p> <p>The Reel ‘Em In program provides an opportunity for individuals with a passion for fishing to give back to their community. By refurbishing rods and reels, volunteers play a vital role in ensuring that others can enjoy the sport to its fullest. Fishing For Life is grateful for their commitment and selflessness. Refurbished rods are distributed back into the community and throughout the world by request and through partnerships like the YMCA. Broken rods beyond repair are turned into flyswatters or used for parts.</p> <p>To facilitate the process, Fishing For Life has set up collection points at most Twin Cities YMCA locations. Rods and reels will be accepted for refurbishment until the end of May. Donations from the community are crucial to the success of the Reel ‘Em In program, and the organization encourages everyone to contribute their unused or broken fishing equipment.</p> <p>“We are thrilled to continue the Reel ‘Em In program and refurbish 1000+ fishing rods and reels,” said Tom Goodrich, executive director of Fishing For Life. “Fishing is not only a recreational activity but also a way to connect with nature and find solace. By refurbishing these fishing tools, we are creating opportunities for more people to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits that fishing provides.”</p> <p>For more information about the Reel ‘Em In program, including how to volunteer or donate fishing rods and reels, please contact Tom Goodrich at 612-987-5466 or visit the organization’s website at <a href="https://fishingforlife.org/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.fishingforlife.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Fishing For Life</strong></p> <p>Fishing For Life is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 that is dedicated to enriching lives through fishing. The organization provides fishing and outdoor opportunities, education, and mentorship programs for individuals facing life challenges, including those with disabilities, at-risk youth, and military veterans. By fostering connections with nature and promoting the sport of fishing, Fishing For Life aims to inspire hope, strengthen communities, and empower individuals to overcome adversity. To learn more, visit <a href="https://fishingforlife.org/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.fishingforlife.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Wed, 15 May 2024 19:11:28 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4980425 at https://www.ymcanorth.org Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament at Dayton at Gaviidae YMCA https://www.ymcanorth.org/blog/2024/05/09/4969900/mixed_doubles_pickleball_tournament_at_dayton_at_gaviidae_ymca <span>Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament at Dayton at Gaviidae YMCA</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/09/2024 - 07:54</span> <h3>Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament at Dayton at Gaviidae YMCA</h3> <p><strong>Friday, June 21</strong><br /> Begins at 1:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae</strong><br /> 651 Nicollet Mall Ste. 300<br /> Minneapolis, MN 55402</p> <ul><li>3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 Levels (Ages 18+)</li> <li>Round Robin Format</li> <li>4 guaranteed matches!</li> <li>All players must be 18+ years old at time of play</li> </ul><p><strong>Cost:</strong></p> <ul><li>$25 per person for YMCA members</li> <li>$30 per person for non-members</li> </ul><p><em><strong>Registration coming soon!</strong></em></p> <p>Free parking at Park and Shop - voucher provided the day of the tournament</p> <p>Park and Shop Ramp<br /> 27 South 7th St<br /> Minneapolis, MN 55402</p> <p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:Eric.Klingaman@ymcamn.org">Eric.Klingaman@ymcamn.org</a> or 651-319-8012.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Thu, 09 May 2024 12:54:29 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4969900 at https://www.ymcanorth.org YMCA of the North to host all-city basketball tournament for youth May 4-5 https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/05/03/4959221/ymca_of_the_north_to_host_all_city_basketball_tournament_for_youth_may_4_5 <span>YMCA of the North to host all-city basketball tournament for youth May 4-5</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/03/2024 - 09:43</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2019-01/ymca_logo_blog_tn.png" width="185" height="120" alt="Thumbnail" title="Y Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <p><strong>Shakopee, MN</strong> – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, on May 4 and 5 will host a metro-wide all-city basketball tournament for youth ages 6 to 14. All teams will play during the weekend, with the championship games held on Sunday.</p> <p>Around 800 participants will compete in the end-of-session championship tournament. The event is the culmination of the eight-week season where participants engaged in sports programs at their local Ys.</p> <p>“YMCA sports are built on the idea that everyone has an opportunity to play,” said Glen Gunderson, president of the YMCA of the North. “YMCA athletes come from all backgrounds to unite as a team. Participants develop lifelong friendships and engage in healthy, positive competition.”</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> YMCA All-City Basketball Tournament</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong></p> <ul><li>Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.</li> <li>Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.</li> </ul><p><strong>Contact:</strong> Tyler Morgan, 715-321-2421</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Fri, 03 May 2024 14:43:34 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4959221 at https://www.ymcanorth.org YMCA of the North to host Mess Fest May 4 https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/05/02/4957306/ymca_of_the_north_to_host_mess_fest_may_4 <span>YMCA of the North to host Mess Fest May 4</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/02/2024 - 09:24</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2024-05/news-050224-mess-fest.jpg" width="185" height="120" alt="YMCA of the North to host Mess Fest May 4" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <p><strong>Hudson, WI</strong> – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, on May 4 will host the inaugural Y Mess Fest for kids and adults at YMCA Camp DayCroix in Hudson, Wisconsin.</p> <p>At Y Mess Fest, participants don’t need to clean up their mess – they get to make one! The two-mile obstacle course is packed with activities where racers will crawl over, under, around and through all kinds of nature-made and human-made messes like paint, mud and sand, and will end with a giant bubble dance party. Participants will have a blast strengthening their bodies and clearing their minds as they get messy.</p> <p>The event is open to children and adults, ages 5 and up. Registration time options start at 11 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. Racers choose their start session at registration. Registration includes a great obstacle course, swag, a hand-crafted medal and snacks at the finish line. To learn more and register, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//adventure/events/ymca-mess-fest">www.ymcanorth.org/adventure/events/ymca-mess-fest</a>.</p> <p>“Our Y Mess Fest adventure race is an opportunity for youth and families to enjoy time in nature while challenging themselves in a unique way – and embracing the fun of messiness,” said Glen Gunderson, president of the YMCA of the North. “YMCA of the North events like Mess Fest help participants develop a love of outdoor adventure that they can continue cultivating long after the event is over.”</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> Y Mess Fest</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> YMCA Day Camp DayCroix, 345 Riverview Dr., Hudson, WI 54016</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Thu, 02 May 2024 14:24:31 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4957306 at https://www.ymcanorth.org YMCA of the North sets kids up for a healthy start to the summer at Healthy Kids Day April 20 https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/04/17/4928626/ymca_of_the_north_sets_kids_up_for_a_healthy_start_to_the_summer_at_healthy <span>YMCA of the North sets kids up for a healthy start to the summer at Healthy Kids Day April 20</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/17/2024 - 12:15</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2024-04/news-041724-hkd.jpg" width="185" height="120" alt="YMCA of the North sets kids up for a healthy start to the summer at Healthy Kids Day April 20" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <h3>YMCA of the North sets kids up for a healthy start to the summer at Healthy Kids Day April 20</h3> <p><strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day on April 20. Events will be hosted from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the YMCA in Hudson and from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Blaisdell YMCA.</p> <p>This free annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season. Sponsored nationally by <a href="https://www.peanuts.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Peanuts</a>, Healthy Kids Day’s mission is to turn fun and play into lifelong memories.</p> <p>The event will feature engaging activities for the whole family. All are welcome and membership is not required to participate.</p> <p>Activities at the YMCA in Hudson include:</p> <ul><li>Bike safety rodeo, including a bike safety course, bike safety tune-ups and bikes of all sizes and adaptive bikes available to ride <ul><li>Participate to win a free bike of your size!</li> </ul></li> <li>Community vendor tables with family-based activities</li> <li>Ambulance, fire truck and police vehicle tours and police K-9 demonstrations</li> <li>Watch Life Link III helicopter land and take off</li> <li>Food vendors</li> </ul><p>Thank you to participating community partners for supporting this event.</p> <p>Activities at the Blaisdell YMCA include:</p> <ul><li>Pictures with Snoopy</li> <li>Bounce house</li> <li>Firefighter meet and greet with the Minneapolis Fire Department</li> <li>Frog and Toad Story Theatre with Children’s Theatre Company</li> <li>Family fitness class</li> <li>Plant a seed activity</li> </ul><p>Thank you to community partners Children’s Theatre Company, Hy-Vee and the Minneapolis Fire Department for supporting this event.</p> <p>“It is so important for kids to stay active over the summer, both physically and mentally – and the Y is here to support families as they create healthy habits,” said Glen Gunderson, president of the YMCA of the North. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community event that encourages families to take advantage of all the great summer activities the Y has to offer.”</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> Healthy Kids Day</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> Saturday, April 20</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong><br /> 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//locations/hudson_ymca">YMCA in Hudson</a>, 2211 Vine St., Hudson, WI 54016<br /> 1 – 4 p.m. at <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//locations/blaisdell_ymca">Blaisdell YMCA</a>, 3335 Blaisdell Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Peanuts</strong></p> <p>The characters of Peanuts and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd. (TSX:WILD), 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz, who first introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. In addition to enjoying beloved Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand worldwide through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats, from traditional to digital. Learn more at <a href="https://www.peanuts.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">peanuts.com</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:15:26 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4928626 at https://www.ymcanorth.org Kaleidoscope adds YMCA of the North President & CEO Glen Gunderson to Board of Directors https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/04/16/4927045/kaleidoscope_adds_ymca_of_the_north_president_ceo_glen_gunderson_to_board <span>Kaleidoscope adds YMCA of the North President &amp; CEO Glen Gunderson to Board of Directors</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/16/2024 - 15:00</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2019-01/ymca_logo_blog_tn.png" width="185" height="120" alt="Thumbnail" title="Y Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <p><strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> – Kaleidoscope, a leading Full-Cycle Scholarship Platform (FSP) based in Minneapolis, MN, has announced the appointment of Glen Gunderson to its Board of Directors.</p> <p>Glen Gunderson, President and CEO of the YMCA of the North, brings a wealth of industry experience to Kaleidoscope’s Board. With nearly 12 years in leadership at the YMCA, a current board seat with Daxko, and prior roles at RedBrick Health and Life Time Fitness, Glen has a proven track record of breaking down barriers for youth, providing strategic guidance in high-growth stages, and driving positive change.</p> <p>Reflecting on his appointment, Glen commented, “As a former scholarship recipient myself, I understand firsthand the importance of the work Kaleidoscope is doing in the market. Their mission not only streamlines scholarship processes for organizations but also expands access to educational opportunities for all students.”</p> <p>Founded in 2017, Kaleidoscope serves as the preferred FSP for over 500 organizations, facilitating the design, implementation, administration, and distribution of scholarships to thousands of students nationwide.</p> <p>Glen’s appointment completes the Kaleidoscope Board of Directors, which includes Chairman, Justin Kaufenberg, Managing Partner at Rally Ventures; Joe Biller, Managing Partner at 503 Partners; Jeff Hinck, Managing Partner at Rally Ventures; and Jason Von Bank, CEO at Kaleidoscope.</p> <p>“We are thrilled to welcome Glen to our Board,” said Jason Von Bank, CEO of Kaleidoscope. “His personal connection to our mission, combined with his strategic expertise, will further strengthen our world-class board as we continue on our mission to remove financial barriers to advancement.”</p> <p>Learn more on the <a href="https://www.mykaleidoscope.com/company/press/glen-gunderson-joins-board-of-directors/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Kaleidoscope website</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Kaleidoscope</strong></p> <p>Kaleidoscope is a Full-Cycle Scholarship Platform (FSP) that gives organizations the tools and support they need to build and manage scholarship programs from start to finish, every year. Organizations partner with Kaleidoscope to build and manage scholarship applications, communicate with applicants and reviewers, complete a selection process, and manage disbursements. Learn more at <a href="https://www.mykaleidoscope.com/">https://www.mykaleidoscope.com/</a>.  To learn more about how Kaleidoscope can improve your scholarship or grant program, visit <a href="https://www.mykaleidoscope.com/">www.mykaleidoscope.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Tue, 16 Apr 2024 20:00:26 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4927045 at https://www.ymcanorth.org More than 600 youth to learn about global issues April 4-6 at Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/04/02/4895154/more_than_600_youth_to_learn_about_global_issues_april_4_6_at_minnesota <span>More than 600 youth to learn about global issues April 4-6 at Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/02/2024 - 11:28</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2019-01/ymca_logo_blog_tn.png" width="185" height="120" alt="Thumbnail" title="Y Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <p><strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, April 4-6 will bring together more than 600 students in grades 7-12 at the Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations (UN). This is the 37th Model UN presented by the <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//locations/center_for_youth_voice">YMCA Center for Youth Voice</a>.</p> <p>Model UN participants take on the role of diplomats from nations around the world and practice compromise and diplomacy to solve global problems. Topics students will discuss include election security and reform, plastic waste in oceans, global hunger and food insecurity, biological black market, control of space, public displays of religious practices, global exchange rates, building a lasting peace and more. The goal of Model UN is to teach students to be responsible, inclusive world citizens in our global community.</p> <p>“In the classroom, students primarily learn from their teachers,” said Amy Anderson, executive director of the YMCA Center for Youth Voice. “At Center for Youth Voice conferences, students learn by doing – debating issues, forming alliances, seeking compromises. Specifically at YMCA Model UN, participants will improve their understanding of the world and how they fit into that world. These are life skills they will take with them well after they graduate.”</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong> YMCA Center for Youth Voice</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> Minneapolis Marriott, 30 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> April 4-6</p> <p>*Media opportunities:</p> <ul><li>Thursday, April 4, 11 a.m. – noon for the opening ceremony or 2-5 p.m. for program sessions</li> <li>Friday, April 5, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. for program sessions</li> </ul><p>Contact: Amy Anderson, 651-955-1679</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Y seeks to be the leader in experiences that foster wellbeing for people and communities. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Tue, 02 Apr 2024 16:28:27 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4895154 at https://www.ymcanorth.org Woodbury YMCA Construction Update https://www.ymcanorth.org/blog/2024/03/29/4888146/woodbury_ymca_construction_update <span>Woodbury YMCA Construction Update</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/29/2024 - 14:11</span> <p>Woodbury's Central Park will be closing for renovations on March 31st. Throughout the project, the YMCA and Washington County's RH Stafford Library will remain open, but the tunnel connecting the two will be closed. Access to the YMCA will be otherwise unchanged.</p> <p>The renovations will also include a temporary closure of the east parking lot behind the library, on the opposite side of the building from the YMCA. During this time, you may notice increased traffic in our primary lot adjacent to Radio Drive, which extends around the south side of the Y. We appreciate any members who can visit during our busiest times, leaving parking spots nearest our entrance for families with small children and those with limited mobility.</p> <p>We will continue to keep you informed of any developments with the project if we anticipate they will impact your visits to the Y. To learn more about the improvement project, please visit the <a href="https://www.woodburymn.gov/996/Central-Park-Renovation-Project" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Central Park project website</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Fri, 29 Mar 2024 19:11:36 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4888146 at https://www.ymcanorth.org Hastings YMCA Community Open House https://www.ymcanorth.org/blog/2024/03/28/4885822/hastings_ymca_community_open_house <span>Hastings YMCA Community Open House</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/28/2024 - 06:02</span> <form class="content-moderation-entity-moderation-form" data-drupal-selector="content-moderation-entity-moderation-form" action="/blog/subscribe/index.xml" method="post" id="content-moderation-entity-moderation-form" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-cq075c-hsut-raht9qjo0zluqpugogtbemrxvsg3c0k" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-cQ075C-HSUt_Raht9QJO0zlUQpuGoGtbEmrXvSg3c0k" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-content-moderation-entity-moderation-form" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="content_moderation_entity_moderation_form" /> </form> <h3>Join us at our Spring Community Open House!</h3> <p><strong>Sunday, April 21</strong><br /> 1 - 3 p.m.</p> <p>Free to all!</p> <p>Enjoy activities and fun outside at the Hastings branch! Enjoy the gaga pit, bounce house, face paint, obstacle course, games, and more. Hastings Family Services will be collecting personal care items for donation.</p> <p><strong>Special Guest Mudonna of the St Paul Saints!</strong><br /> 2 pm - 3 pm</p> <p><a data-entity-substitution="file" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ec4f7c6-1368-4472-9032-96fd49d24710" href="/sites/default/files/hastings-community-open-house.pdf">View flyer</a></p> <p> </p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Thu, 28 Mar 2024 11:02:04 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4885822 at https://www.ymcanorth.org YMCA of the North to host all-city basketball tournament for youth March 2 and 3 https://www.ymcanorth.org/news/2024/02/29/4832552/ymca_of_the_north_to_host_all_city_basketball_tournament_for_youth_march_2 <span>YMCA of the North to host all-city basketball tournament for youth March 2 and 3</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jeffrey.needham</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/29/2024 - 11:38</span> <div class="field-image"> <img loading="lazy" src="//d2o2hgyhrq7n36.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2019-01/ymca_logo_blog_tn.png" width="185" height="120" alt="Thumbnail" title="Y Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <p><strong>Woodbury, MN</strong> – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, on March 2 and 3 will host a metro-wide all-city basketball tournament for youth ages 6 to 14. All teams will play during the weekend, with the championship games held on Sunday.</p> <p>Around 800 participants will compete in the end-of-session championship tournament in Woodbury. The event is the culmination of the eight-week season where participants engaged in sports programs at their local Ys.</p> <p>“YMCA sports are built on the idea that everyone has an opportunity to play,” said Glen Gunderson, president of the YMCA of the North. “YMCA athletes come from all backgrounds to unite as a team. Participants develop lifelong friendships and engage in healthy, positive competition.”</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong><br /> YMCA All-City Basketball Tournament</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong><br /> Legacy Hoops Woodbury, 2122 Wooddale Dr. #150, Woodbury, MN 55125</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong><br /> Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.<br /> Sunday, March 3, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.</p> <p>Contact: Tyler Morgan, 715-321-2421</p> <p><strong>About the YMCA of the North</strong></p> <p>The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 168 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit <a href="https://www.ymcanorth.org//">www.ymcanorth.org</a>.</p> <div class="addthis"><div class="addthis_inline_share_toolbox"></div></div> Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:38:40 +0000 jeffrey.needham 4832552 at https://www.ymcanorth.org