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ARMED SERVICES YMCA

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									     ARMED SERVICES YMCA                                                                          Volume 1, Issue 8
                                                                                                     March 2011




         ASYMCA OPENS NEW TEEN CENTER IN
                HARKER HEIGHTS!

   The   Killeen  Armed        was the main goal of the
Services YMCA held a           facility. We are hoping                                         *** Dates & Events****
ribbon-cutting ceremony        teenagers     in   the
                                                                                          *Zumba Toning Classes—Family Center*
March 5th for the new          s u r r o u n d i n g
                                                                                             -Mon/Wed @ 6:30-7pm(Starting Feb. 2)
Harker Heights YMCA Teen       neighborhood will come
Center at 100 E. Beeline       out.”
Avenue.                           The Teen Center will
                                                                                          *Yoga Classes—Family Center*

                                                                                                           -Tues & Thur.—9-10:30am
   Within minutes of cutting   be a safe place for
the      ribbon,        the    children to socialize and                                                              & Mon. 5:30-7pm

neighborhood kids were         participate in activities
already making their way       in    an    organized,                                     *Biddy T-Ball—South Park*
into the facility to enjoy     chaperoned and safe                                                        -Fridays,    @ 4:30-5:30pm
some of the games, including   environment.
a pool table, a Poly-Pong         The Harker Heights                                      *Biddy Baseball—South Park *
table, various board games, Teen Center will host
                                                                                                               -Fridays, 4:45pm-7pm
fitness equipment and a similar functions as the
Nintendo Wii.                 F a m il y  C e n te r   in                                  *Home School PE Program—Family Center*
   The Center will also host Copperas Cove.          Both
                                                                                                              -Tues & Thurs—12-3pm
events after high school f a c i l i t i e s      offer
football games, movie nights, memberships and daily
and many other activities. rates. There are also
Executive Director Tony s c h o l a r s h i p s      and
Mino said that “providing a discounts available to
place for teenagers to hang eligible     active      duty
out and enjoy themselves military families.


        FAMILY CENTER HOSTING HOME SCHOOL PE PROGRAM

    The     ASYMCA        Family   motor skills and developmentally appropriate   Cost for the program is $30
 Center in Copperas Cove has       physical activity.                           for members and $40 for non
 begun a Physical Education           The purpose of this program is to give -members. This program meets
 Program targeted to Home          those students in a Home School twice weekly and runs until the
 School Children in the area.      environment the opportunity to engage with end of May.
   The program is offered on other students in a physical education              For more information on the
 Tuesday     and     Thursday setting.                                        Home School PE Program,
 afternoons   from 12pm-3pm      Special attention is given to making sure    please     call
 for ages 5—13 years old.     the participating students understand the       Glenn at   254
    Each session focuses on importance of physical activity not only as       -542-2851.
 the development of basic children but as a lifelong endeavor.
          ARMED SERVICES YMCA                                                                         Volume 1, Issue 8
                                                                                                          March 2011




 Did You Know?...
 Throughout    history many   famous            the Dixon YMCA’s band.
 people have graced the halls and                  Also in 1953, future Presidents George H. W.
 facilities of YMCA’s throughout the            Bush Sr. and George W. Bush Jr.     participated
 country.                                       in the electric train races for Midland, Texas
     In 1953, the Christian Street YMCA         children and their fathers, sponsored by the
 in Philadelphia, PA with its star player, 16   YMCA of Midland. George Jr. won first place in
 year old Wilt Chamberlain, won the 1952-       the 8-year old age division.
 1953     National     YMCA       Basketball       In 1958, Mark Spitz learned to swim at the
 Championship.                                  Sacramento YMCA.
    President Ronald Reagan was a YMCA-            Offering children and families a safe place
 trained lifeguard in his   hometown of         to engage in opportunities that enhance mind,
 Dixon, IL, and was credited with saving        body and spirit has always been the mission of
 77 lives from the currents of the Rock         the YMCA. The next big star may be a
 River. As a youth, Reagan also played in
                                                member of your YMCA today!


  FOOTBALL STAR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT AT FAMILY CENTER
  On March, 24th, Copperas Cove Bulldawg,            Vasseur went on to
  Najee Adams signed a National Letter of         say, “When we celebrate
  Intent to attend Tusculum College in            the accomplishments of a
  Greenville, Tennesse.    Najee will be          student in this way, we
  attending Tusculum on a full-ride football      not only celebrate with
  scholarship.                                    him and his family but we
     Tusculum is a NCAA Division II College       also celebrate with all the
  and is a member of the South Atlantic           coaches, teachers and
                                                  surrounding      community
  College.
                                                  that have helped get him
     “We are pleased that we could be a           to this point in his life.”
  part of helping Najee celebrate this life
  changing decision,” said Doreen Vasseur,           Congratulations to Najee and the
                                                  Adams Family!       Good luck in the
  Family Center Director.
                                                  upcoming football season!




  Fisher House Foundation Grant
     The YMCA was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Fisher House Foundation to support military
  service members and their families. These funds will be used to provide retreats for soldiers and
  their families after they returned from long deployments. Some of the funding will also be used to
  provide financial assistance to soldiers in emergency situations as well as to support activities and
  events we sponsor for our adopted units.




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          ARMED SERVICES YMCA                                                                Volume 1, Issue 8
                                                                                                March 2011




  ASYMCA HOSTS ZUMBA-THON FOR RELAY FOR LIFE
     On March 24th, the ASYMCA                    The Zumba-Thon ran for over 2 hours
  Family Center hosted a Zumba-Thon            and featured several different Zumba
  supporting Relay For Life.         The       instructors, a cake walk and other
  American Cancer Society sponsors             activities. Cost for this event was $5 per
  Relay For Life events all around the         person. Additionally    donations for Relay
  country.      These events give              For Life were accepted. At the end of the
  communities a chance to                      evening an astonishing $1000 was raised.
  celebrate the lives of people who have       All of these proceeds will go directly to
  battled cancer, remember loved ones          Relay For Life as they     support the mis-
  lost, and fight back against the             sion that those people lost to cancer will
  disease.                                     never be forgotten and that one day cancer
                                               will be eliminated.



  JC PENNY AWARDS ASYMCA GRANT
     Throughout the year, JCPenny              communities where there are YMCAs,
  awards financial grants to organizations     JC Penney asks shoppers to “Round-Up”
  supporting children and after-school         their purchase amounts to the next
  programs.                                    dollar.   The total of the round up
      The ASYMCA received $4,351.00            amounts goes to the YMCA(s) in their
  from JC Penney to help provide finan-        community. We appreciate JC Penney
  cial assistance to those in need of After    for their partnership, contributions and
  School Child Care. We receive these          commitment to helping us keep children
  funds every year from a program called       safe during after school hours.
  J.C. Penney Round -Up.                 In


  BIDDY T-BALL AND BASEBALL SEASONS UNDERWAY!
      Yet another Biddy Sport season is underway! With the Spring
  weather, comes Biddy T-Ball and Biddy Baseball. Biddy Sports are 6-
  week sports programs offered for children ages 4-6 years old. Each
  session last approximately 70 minutes and focuses on the fundamentals
  of the movements involved with each sport. Biddy Sports offers all
  children the opportunity to get involved in a sport in a non-competitive
  environment. Every child gets the opportunity to play.
     This year, for the first time, the Family Center is also offering a
  Biddy Baseball session for older children ages 7-9. The premise of this
  session is similar to the Biddy T-ball, but it offers a more advanced
  approach to the sport.
     The Biddy Sports program is an ongoing program and offers different
  sports throughout the year. These programs help to teach children the
  enjoyment of physical activity and the importance of lifelong fitness.
  For more information, please call 254-542-2851.


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Volume 1, Issue 8
MARCH 2011

ASYMCA—KILLEEN
415 N. 8TH STREE
KILLEEN, TX 76541
254-634-5445


ASYMCA-FAMILY CENTER
501 CLARA DRIVE
COPPERAS COVE, TX 76522
254-542-2851




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             WEB!




            WE BUILD STRONG KIDS,
             STRONG FAMILIES AND
            STRONG COMMUNITIES.

								
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