DONATE TO ANGEL TREE November 18 – December 16 Join with us to provide gifts for children of deserving families in our community who can’t afford to put presents under the tree. Your gifts can bring a smile to a child’s face and keep families warm throughout the holiday season. Remember, your generosity really makes a difference, especially during this time of year. Angel Trees can be found at all participating Y branches. If you have a question about whether your neighborhood branch is participating, please call 904.265.1775 for more information. If an angel is unavailable at your branch, there are plenty of angels on the First Coast that need adopting and we would be more than happy to assist you in finding a match for you. The deadline to return gifts for all angels is Friday, December 16.
Candy Cane 5K
Barco-Newton Family YMCA, Dye Clay Family YMCA
Show Us Your Stripes at the Candy Cane 5K Take Stock in Children and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast will be hosting the 4th Annual Candy Cane 5k, a fun holiday run/walk for the whole family. Join us on Saturday, December 10 at Bestbet of Orange Park. The route begins and ends at Bestbet Orange Park and proceeds down beautiful River Road. Come dressed for our Candy Cane theme! Proceeds benefit Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, mentors and hope for low-income and at-risk students in Clay County. Saturday, December 10 Bestbet Orange Park 455 Park Avenue Orange Park, FL 32073 Registration: 7:30am 5k Walk/Run: 8:30am Cost: $25 / Day of Race: $35 Candy Cane 5K Online Registration
New Year’s Eve Deal: TaxSlayer Bowl
Georgia Tech and Kentucky are Jacksonville-bound to spend New Year’s Eve going head to head in the TaxSlayer Bowl at Everbank Field on December 31. The YMCA has teamed up with TaxSlayer Bowl to offer discount tickets to YMCA members and participants. Just click here and enter code YMCA. The TaxSlayer Bowl’s mission is to provide Northeast Florida with the very best in college athletics and related activities in order to maximize positive impact on the area’s economy, national image and community pride. This annual bowl game has showcased many of college football’s biggest names including Heisman Trophy winners George Rogers, Pat Sullivan, Earl Campbell, and John David Crow. Outstanding players such as Dan Marino, Thurman Thomas, Archie Manning, Larry Csonka, and Peyton Manning are also part of the TaxSlayer Bowl Bowl Mystique. The Bowl has also featured many of America’s best coaches including Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier, and Vince Dooley. TaxSlayer Bowl December 31, 2016 11:00am…
St. Augustine Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run
Join us for the newest BEACH 5K in the country’s oldest city – the 2nd Annual YMCA Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, February 19. The race will begin on St. Augustine Beach from the pier and head north toward Anastasia State Park on beautiful flat beach! There will be a live DJ from Beach 105.5 and a raffle at the end of the race for some great prizes. Dressing up is encouraged! YMCA Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 St. Augustine Beach Pier 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Our Cause Each year, the St. Augustine YMCA awards more than $100,000 in membership, swim lessons, summer camp and other program participation fees to individuals and families in our community. Funds raised in this event will ensure that no one will be turned away from the St. Augustine YMCA because of inability to pay. Registration Registration is available at the St. Augustine Family…