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YMCA to hold summer program for girls

This summer, the Fulton Family YMCA and the Youth 4 Youth Program are collaborating in order to bring a new program, Girls Rock, to young girls.

The Girls Rock program is designed for tween girls to learn values and positive behaviors, in order to make smarter life choices.

They will also explore their unique talents and interests. Girls who are involved with this program will build friendships, self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills through workshops, discussion groups and fun activities.

Girls Rock will be held at the Fulton Family YMCA Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for girls ages 11-14. Participants will do workshops to learn skills, go bowling, have snacks and lunch.

Workshops are different for each program day and will touch on many topics including, nutrition, fitness, body image, social media and much more.

This program is free to members and non-members but pre-registration is required. Those interested can register and receive a full list of workshops at the Fulton Family YMCA.

Girls Rock is an extension of our Youth for Youth program that focuses on adolescent health care, positive decision making and leadership. Youth 4 Youth is a community collaboration of Oswego County Opportunities, the Fulton City School District, Cayuga Community College and the Fulton Family YMCA.

This program is funded through the Department of Health.

Those seeking more information or to register may call the Fulton Family YMCA at 598-9622 or stop in at 715 West Broadway.

Fulton YMCA offers summer soccer camp with Syracuse Silver Knights

The Fulton Family YMCA and the Syracuse Silver Knights are teaming up to offer a summer soccer camp. 

The Silver Knights camp offers personalized instruction from professional Silver Knight’s players, coaches, and other highly qualified coaches.

The camp is designed to provide kids of all ages the opportunity to learn technical and tactical skills all while enjoying a fun and safe environment.

The Silver Knights have coached camps at all levels across New York State.

The Fulton YMCA’s Summer Soccer Camp will be held July 15-19 at Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley Soccer Fields.

Those seeking to register for the camp may call the Syracuse Silver Knights at 303-7261 or email at silverknights@scyracusesilverknights.com.

Registration forms are available at the Fulton Family YMCA and on the web site at www.fultonymca.com or on the Silver Knights Webpage at http://syracusesilverknights.com/camps.cfm.

YMCA has new running coach

The Fulton Family YMCA now has a national running coach in Kevin Collins. He will lead a running program at the YMCA.

This beginner/intermediate running program is designed to introduce participants to basic training concepts for optimal fitness and development. Runners will learn a simplistic time and effort-based training system format that is time-manageable, safe, effective, and transportable.

Beginners must be able to jog easy for 15 minutes. Intermediate 30 minutes.

One weekday workout provided and one weekend all-attendance long run that will encompass all current YMCA of Greater Syracuse running program participants from the North, East, Southwest and Downtown YMCA branches.

Collins has over 28 years of experience. He has trained over 700 beginner and veteran CNY runners to achieve running goals.

His running achievements include: three-time U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier, number-three marathoner in the U.S. in 2003, placed second in the U.S. Championship in 2003, placed 32nd in World championship in 2003, and number-one American finisher in the 1996 Boston Marathon.

Kinder Sports

The Fulton Family YMCA’s Youth Sports program is open to boys and girls ages 3-6 years old. Kinder Sports teaches children the fundamentals for sports.

Children will learn how to follow directions, play fairly, make friends and work as a team.  The YMCA’s instructors are trained to identify each child’s needs, to help them build strength, skill and confidence for life.

This session will go for seven weeks. There are 45 minute time slots Mondays or Fridays. Mondays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. are for ages 3-4 years. Children ages 5-6 will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays the time slot for ages 3-4 years is 2 to 2:45 p.m. and for the 5-6 year olds from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Registration is currently taking place with the session beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 22.

The sports taught will include but not limited to, kickball, basketball, baseball, floor hockey, lacrosse, soccer, golf, track and field and football.

There is a fee for this program. More information may be obtained by calling the YMCA at 598-9622.

A Zumbathon charity event will be held at the Fulton Family YMCA Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon to benefit the Susan G. Koman For the Cure. The event is being hosted by Kelly O’Shaughnessy (center), Jennifer Hicks (left) and Pam Finocchiaro (right), all certified Zumba Instructors.

YMCA to hosty Zumbathon charity event Saturday

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A Zumbathon charity event will be held at the Fulton Family YMCA Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon to benefit the Susan G. Koman For the Cure. The event is being hosted by Kelly O’Shaughnessy (center), Jennifer Hicks (left) and Pam Finocchiaro (right), all certified Zumba Instructors.

A Zumbathon charity event will be held at the Fulton Family YMCA Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon to benefit the Susan G. Koman For the Cure.

The event is being hosted by Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Jennifer Hicks and Pam Finocchiaro, all certified Zumba Instructors.

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.  All proceeds will be donated to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

Tim Horton’s and the instructors will be providing free refreshments for all participants and a number of gift baskets will be raffled off during the event.

ictured is seven-month old Alyvia Williams of Fulton playing on the floor with toys during the YMCA’s parent-child gym sample class. Snugglers & Crawlers is a new nine-week program to the Fulton YMCA and is open to children ages three to 18 months. The class features songs, games and weekly themes, and allows parents to interact with their babies and other parents. Snugglers/Crawlers meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is open to non-members.

Fulton YMCA to begin new income-based program

Pictured is seven-month old Alyvia Williams of Fulton playing on the floor with toys during the YMCA’s parent-child gym sample class. Snugglers & Crawlers is a new nine-week program to the Fulton YMCA and is open to children ages three to 18 months. The class features songs, games and weekly themes, and allows parents to interact with their babies and other parents. Registration is open to non-members.

by Nicole Reitz

The Fulton Family YMCA will be offering an income-based program called Membership for All, according to Interim Executive Director Lisa Pachmayer.

Membership for All is a scholarship program available to those unable to pay the full YMCA monthly fees. The program is designed to fit everyone’s financial situation on a sliding scale format.

Families with a household income of less than $60,000 and individuals with a household income of less than $35,000 may qualify. The membership requires a copy of the applicant’s most recent tax return, Social Security or benefits distribution check.

The YMCA’s former financial aid system expired at the end of September. Every member currently receiving financial aid will need to stop by the YMCA’s front desk to learn about the new program.

Pachmayer described the new scholarship program as less complicated and more accessible to those living in the greater Fulton area.

The former financial aid system required five pieces of documentation and could take as long as 45 days to process. The new program allows new members to use the facility on the same day that they register.

“I know a lot people might think, ‘We’re living paycheck to paycheck…how can we afford the YMCA?’” said Pachmayer. “We don’t want people thinking that way. We really want people to know that we’re here to support the community and that we are fortunate to have an annual campaign where the money raised helps to subsidize these memberships.

“The Y is for everyone, regardless of age, background or income,” Pachmayer continued. “By joining the YMCA, we are a charitable organization and your helping the community.”

Members have access to all group fitness classes and parents can leave their children at the Kids Club or Teen City to be cared for while they exercise. Teen City is a new program in which tweens and teens can play games and do activities with their peers in a staffed environment.

To read the rest of the story, pick up the latest copy of The Valley News. You may also subscribe to the paper by calling 598-6397

Fulton YMCA to be managed by YMCA of Greater Syracuse

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Family YMCA has entered into a one-year management agreement with the YMCA of Greater Syracuse.

The agreement was timed to coincide with the retirement of Fulton YMCA Executive Director Betty Fadden.

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is providing the full range of administrative support, including accounting, human resources and program development.

By running the day-to-day operations of the Fulton YMCA, the board will have time to examine all facets of the operation and explore all options in order to continue to best serve members and the greater Fulton community.

“The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has a solid organization – committed volunteers, expert staff and engaged members,” said Steve Osborne, president of the Fulton Family YMCA Board of Directors.

“We are grateful for their support during this time of transition. Working together, we’re stronger,” added Osborne.

The most visible sign of that support will be Lisa Pachmayer, the interim executive director for the Fulton YMCA.

To read the rest of the story, subscribe to The Valley News by calling 315-598-6397

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YMCA to hold summer track program

The Fulton Family YMCA will be offering a summer track and field program for area youth. The program is open to grades K–8 and will take place at the Fulton G. Ray Bodley High School track.

The lower grades will focus more on activity rather than training for specific events. The upper grades will follow specific training that is event specific.

Each child will have the opportunity to try every event offered during the program. At the end of the six-week session, there will be a track meet for grades K–6.

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