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Josh Harrison Named YMCA Volunteer of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 24, 2016 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast honored volunteer Josh Harrison for his service and contribution to youth development and social responsibility by naming him Volunteer of the Year. Harrison received the award at the 6th Annual Y-Bash held at the Florida Theatre on…

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Jennifer Willett Named YMCA Employee of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 24, 2016 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast proudly names Jennifer Willett as the 2016 recipient of the Carl & Rita Cannon Employee of the Year Award. Willett received the award at the 6th Annual Y-Bash held at the Florida Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 23….

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First Coast Wins Treadmill Tuesday Challenge

– More than 3,400 Floridians log 7,449 miles in event to encourage healthier lifestyles –  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 9, 2016 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is pleased to announce its win in the Treadmill Tuesday Challenge, a competition with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. Nearly 1,750 First…

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The Jaguars Foundation Names Gymnasium in New Riverside YMCA

-New $500,000 gift names gym and continues support of St. Augustine community pool- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 5, 2015  – The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation pledged $500,000 to name the gymnasium in the new Winston Family YMCA and continue its support of the Willie Galimore Community Center pool in St. Augustine. “The team’s…

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YMCA of Florida’s First Coast Named Duval County Health Hero

First Coast YMCA honored for efforts to prevent childhood obesity The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC) honored the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast with the 2015 “Heart of the Community” Organizational Leadership Award. The First Coast YMCA joined 14 other local organizations recognized as Duval County Health Heroes…

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YMCA, Jacksonville Armada Launch Junior Armada FC

New Youth Soccer Partnership Kicks Off This August JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 23, 2015 – In an effort to promote health and fitness for Jacksonville’s youth, the Armada FC and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast are joining forces to launch a new youth soccer initiative. First Coast kids will…

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