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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. Volume 1, Issue 8 Page 2 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. Page 3 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 WE’RE ON THE WEB! WE BUILD STRONG KIDS, STRONG FAMILIES AND STRONG COMMUNITIES.
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