I Heart Art: Operation Salute! 07/01/2017

July 1 – 31, 2017 Every day, our military men and women make sacrifices to make life better for us. At the Y, we know we have a duty to give back and support them through our programs and services for children, adults and families. But we want to do more – and we need your help. Let’s Work Together! We’re collecting donations to fill up back-to-school backpacks for local military kids. Let’s work together to make sure they have plenty of art supplies to keep their creativity flowing all year long. Here’s what they need: • BACKPACKS • Markers • Crayons • Colored pencils • Glue sticks • Construction paper • Watercolor paints • Paintbrushes • Transparent tape • Safety scissors • And more! Bring your donations to any First Coast YMCA location and let’s give our military the salute they deserve! Supplies will also be donated to Youth Development programs at the Y.

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First Coast Kids Challenge: Track and Field Championship 07/15/2017

Arlington YMCA, Baker County YMCA, Barco-Newton Family YMCA, Brooks Family YMCA, Camp Immokalee, Dye Clay Family YMCA, Flagler Center YMCA, Johnson Family YMCA, McArthur Family YMCA, Offsite Events, Ponte Vedra YMCA, St. Augustine YMCA, Williams Family YMCA, Winston Family YMCA, YMCA at Baptist North, YMCA at the Bank of America Tower

OUR PARTNERS FIRST COAST KIDS CHALLENGE Track + Field Championship July 15, 2017 • UNF Hodges Stadium Challenge yourself and compete against other children in Northeast Florida while having fun in the First Coast Kids Challenge: Inaugural Track & Field Championship! The event will be held at the home of UNF’s track and field and soccer teams: Hodges Stadium! This event is for boys and girls ages 5 – 17 years. Participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag just for registering. Medals will be awarded to winners in each event plus the overall Septathlon champion. REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING REGISTER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP Events 50 Meter (ages 8 & younger) 1600 Meter 100 Meter Long Jump 400 Meter Shot Put 800 Meter Discus Septathlon (all events) Registration Members Non-Members 2 Events $10 $15 4 Events $20 $30 6 Events $30 $45 Septathlon (all events) $50 $65 Training Training in preparation for the First Coast…

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It’s a Baby Shower and You’re Invited! 07/22/2017

Join us at the Y for a baby shower honoring your little one! Calling all brand new parents, expecting moms & dads-to-be! Experience a Mommy & Me class, get involved in a Stroller Rollers group, talk with a pediatrician and more. There will be light refreshments, giveaways and lots of fun. Our KidZone will be open, too. We can’t wait to show you all the benefits available for you – and your bundle of joy. Saturday, July 22 Happening at All First Coast YMCAs Keep checking back for details on activities and party hours at each branch.

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Back-To-School Bash 08/05/2017

Calling all active duty, guard and reserve military members! You do so much to keep our country safe – let us give back to you. Please join us for a fun-filled day focused on the health and well-being of you and your family. Saturday, August 5 9:00am – 1:00pm Come learn more about the programs and services the Y offers that are designed to help military service members and their loved ones come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back, and thrive. Ask About Our Special Rates for Military and Veterans Available at All First Coast YMCA locations! Activities include: Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway (supplies limited) Health Screenings Swimming Group Exercise Demonstrations Lots of Fun for Kids! Three Locations CAMP BLANDING Starke, FL 32091 *Florida National Guard ONLY. WILLIAMS FAMILY YMCA 10415 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32257 904.292.1660 Open to all Active Duty, Guard and Reserves. WINSTON FAMILY YMCA 221 Riverside…

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Swampman 09/30/2017

Baker County YMCA

Saturday, September 30, 2017 Race starts at 7:30am at the Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Drive | Glen St Mary, FL 32040 It’s time for the annual Swampman, a cycling event through the scenic Osceola Forest that is open to all ages and all skill levels. Enjoy a short distance ride or challenge yourself with a longer route. Fully-stocked SAG stops will accompany larger routes and detailed maps will be given to all riders. After the ride, relax and enjoy a delicious meal with fellow riders, organized by our committee. Registration Now through Race Day: $40 Early registration is highly encouraged. Ride Lengths 14 miles 32 miles 62 miles Swampman Online Registration For registration information, call the Baker County Y at 904.259.0898.

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Drivers of Change 10/09/2017

Inaugural Golf Tournament Presented by Bluegrass Materials & Bono’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Benefiting Tiger Academy & the Johnson YMCA Teen Program SAVE THE DATE October 9, 2017 at the Timuquana Country Club 4028 Timuquana Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32210 Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to become involved, call 904.265.1824 or email More information will be posted here soon.

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