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December Newsletter

by Kristen Hogan | Nov 30, 2018

Get in the spirit of the holidays! This year’s Gingerbread Jog will be held on December 15 at City Park. The one mile family run/dog walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. After the race enjoy food, music, kid activities, gingerbread cookie decorating and much more! Click here to register.
The Y would like to thank everyone who participated in the 15th annual Angel Tree Giving Program. Thanks to you many children will have a very Merry Christmas! Please remember to return your angel tag and gift by Dec. 16.
The YMCA of the Capital Area hosted its Annual Cornerstone Society Dinner for its members on Tuesday, October 28, at City Club of Baton Rouge. The event, sponsored by Star Services, was a celebration of the endowment fund and an opportunity to thank and recognize its donors.
The YMCA endowment fund was created in 1998, as a means to protect the organization during tough economic times, support YMCA operations and to guide and guard its assets. The fund is managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and is funded through direct giving, differed estate planning, trusts or life insurance policies.
The Y is growing its fund and is working towards expanding the number of donors in its Cornerstone Society. To become a member of the Cornerstone Society, a individual must make a contribution of $25,000 or more.
Cornerstone Society Members are: Alex and C.C. Lewis, Barry and Jon Blumberg, Baton Rouge Rotary Club/Inner Wheel, Brent Bruser, Charles and Carole Lamar, Courtney Guillen, Danny Bonfiglia, David Manship, Don Clark, Eddrick and Shanda Martin, George and Fonda Crooker, Gerry Lane Enterprises, Ginger Ford, Sharon Field, Jeff Casey, Josh and Sylvia Landry, Kevin Reilly, Leo and Gwen Hamilton, Matt and Lara Falcon, Michael and Mischa Breard, Mike Miller, Star Services, Pete Hicks, The Pennington Foundation, William Scheffy, Zefferino and Ashley Von Kurnatowski, Kerry and Cookie Uffman, Rickey and Debbie Heroman, Ty McMains, Andy and Katie Blumberg, John and Kelley Buzzell, Alex Lewis Jr., and CLV Power of Me Foundations.
For more information on the YMCA Endowment Program or to become a member of the Cornerstone Society, contact Christian Engle at 225-923-0653 ext. 1101.
The YMCA of the Capital Area teed up the 8th Annual YMCA Beyond the Green Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19. The tournament was held at the Santa Maria Golf Course. Guests enjoyed a luncheon celebration in addition to the golf tournament. During the luncheon, the Y presented John Engquist, with the YMCA Beyond the Green Award, an award given to individuals in our community who exemplify the Y’s character development traits; Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
This year’s tournament raised $45,000 to help provide scholarships for youth sports, summer camp, swim lessons and other programs offered by the Y. The Y would like to thank our Gold level sponsors, Precor and Coca Cola, both have sponsored this event for all eight years. Click  here for more information.
Our Annual Resolution Solution Bingo is coming soon! Starting January 1, kick start your New Year’s resolutions with bingo at the Y! Once a bingo is complete you will receive a free Y T-Shirt! Complete additional challenges to form an “X” and receive a free Y prize. Really dedicated? Complete a blackout to receive two free Y prizes. Only one square per day, one of each prize per person. Pick up your bingo card from the front desk.
The Y will have the following holiday schedule:
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve- Open until 1 pm
A. C. Lewis YMCA, Americana YMCA, C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, Paula G. Manship YMCA and Dow Westside YMCA (other locations are closed)
Dec. 25- Christmas Day - Closed
Dec.31- New Year's Eve - Open until 1 pm
A. C. Lewis YMCA, Americana YMCA, C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA,
Paula G. Manship YMCA and Dow Westside YMCA (other locations are closed)
Jan. 1- New Year's Day - Open from 8 am until 2 pm All locations
December 1-2:For the Love of the Y Tennis Tournament,
December 15:Gingerbread Jog at 8:30 a.m. at City Park, Register online
December 19:Angel Tree donation deadline
December 24:Christmas Eve, Holiday Hours
December 25:Merry Christmas! All locations are closed.
December 26:Open House & Member Appreciation Day
December 28:Friend Friday, members can bring a friend for free.
December 31:New Year's Eve, Holiday Hours
January 1:Happy New Year! All locations will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
January 1:Resolution Solution Bingo begins!
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