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Marion YMCA celebrates 125 years in the community

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the Marion Family YMCA reached its 125th anniversary of strengthening the Marion area community. The milestone was marked during the Y’s 2016 Annual Meeting held April 24, 2017.  A community celebration is planned for September. The Marion Family YMCA’s original articles of incorporation are dated April 25, 1892 and were […]

YMCA Works in Youth Development

Written by Theresa Lubke, Executive Director What I see each day at our Y often triggers me to reflect on my own Y experience as a child and teen. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the profound influence the Y was having on me. It was only after leaving home and attending college in a […]

YMCA gearing up for youth, adult basketball leagues

The Marion Family YMCA will begin an adult winter basketball league beginning on January 14, 2017. Adult League basketball is for men 18 and older. Each participant must pay $45 for members and $60 for non-members and each team must pay a $40 team registration fee. Teams and rosters are formed by the team captain […]

YMCA changes up swim lessons, new session starts soon

The Marion Family YMCA is changing up the structure of their swim lessons and the new session is set to start soon with skill testings beginning December 19, 2016. The Y’s new swim lessons are arranged by numeric levels (no more aquatic fish names). Within the levels, swimmers will learn skills such as personal safety, […]

Marion YMCA holding “Healthy For Life Active Older Adult Open House”

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00PM, the Marion Family YMCA will be hosting an open house for the Marion community. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y says they are a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging […]

Drop in, supervised gym games starting at the Marion Family YMCA

Every Monday, starting November 7, between 4:15 – 7:45pm, kids ages 7 – 10 can drop in the gym to take part in activities. This supervised program is free to members. This drop in program will offer a wide variety of activities for youth while parents access the work out areas or fitness classes. Learn […]

Marion YMCA hosting an indoor Triathlon in November

For the month of November, participants will have the opportunity to enter their mileage for the category of their choice and participate in the Marion Family YMCA’s Indoor Triathlon. “This is a great opportunity to try something new, cross train and have fun during the fall’s cooler weather,” says Heather Wright, Wellness Director, Marion Family […]

Marion YMCA offering Free Saturdays in September, waiving joiner fee

The Marion Family YMCA is hoping you will Try the Y during free Saturdays in September 2016 and take advantage of no joiner fee. Any Saturday in September, the public is invited to try the Y for free. At the Marion Family YMCA, they say you’ll find everything from fitness classes, youth sports, swimming and […]

YMCA capital campaign reaches 90% of $2 million goal

On July 11, 2016, the Marion Family YMCA announced they have so far raised 90% of their $2 million WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD Capital Campaign goal. The YMCA has commitments of $1,794,077 towards its goal of $2 million. The YMCA’s capital campaign is raising funds to reduce the current building debt and to help with […]

Marion YMCA hopes to improve Healthy Habits with Super Kids

The Marion Family YMCA wants families to understand how a child’s weight affects their health and how to adopt healthy habits. The Marion Family YMCA Super Kids Program is for children 7-15 who are struggling with their weight and wish to form healthier habits.  By participating in Super Kids, the YMCA hopes children will: Achieve […]