Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

Sloper skatepark will only open one Saturday a month this season

May 31, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The skatepark at YMCA Camp Sloper is open only once a month this year, due to budget issues. “Being the sole funder, we are assuming all the maintenance and staff costs for the program, which has limited our ability to be open more,” said Mark Pooler, Camp Sloper director. The skatepark…

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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

March 26, 2014
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By Ed Harris
Southington YMCA Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler, left, and ESPN Director of Communications Mike Soltys gave out three bikes during the campaign kick-off breakfast.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast last week, with speakers highlighting the good that the YMCA has done in their lives. Albert Stavidlo shared his story on how YMCA staff helped save his life earlier this year. Stavidlo, 39, went to the YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 expecting…

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YMCA to offer adult dodgeball tourney

March 6, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA is hosting an adult dodgeball tournament early next month. Spurred on by the success of the annual teen tournament, event organizer Steve Silva decided to create an adult tournament. “I’ve kicked around the idea to host an adult tournament for the past two years,” Silva said. “With the…

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YMCA Fun Day

January 31, 2014
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Victoria Macmullen and Shelby Glovna enjoy a day at the YMCA.

School break is in session, and the Southington Community YMCA was alive with winter fun. Here are some photos from Monday, Dec. 29.

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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Former Town Councilor Al Natelli, left, led Team Southington Politicians into the frigid waters of Sloper Pond on Saturday. He is pictured above with Republican Town Councilor Tom Lombardi.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond during Southington YMCA’s ninth annual Polar Plunge—all for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event featured nine different teams made up of local politicians, school staff and officials, YMCA employees,…

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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

January 22, 2014
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The dodgeball tournament at the Southington YMCA utilizes foam balls to help protect participants.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA’s annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament returns for another throw this weekend. The tournament, now in its fourth year, is broken up into two divisions, sixth and seventh grade and eighth and ninth grade. There is a maximum of 16 teams per division. “We had it fill every year” said…

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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

January 5, 2014
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The natural beauty at YMCA Camp Sloper will provide some of the obstacles in the Storm Sloopers Trails Challenge later this year.

By Ed Harris Editor Southington YMCA officials are planning a Storm Sloper Trails Challenge for early next year. The race is billed as being part run, part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt. “It is very much like a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder, but at the same time it is its own unique event,”…

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Woman takes on new year with new lifestyle and inspires others

January 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Human Resources Director Sue Tanner of the Southington YMCA, the start of a new year means the continuation of a journey to a healthy lifestyle, which she started two days before Thanksgiving. Battling with her weight since the age of six, Tanner made a promise to lose weight, and…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

January 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are holding the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Sat. Jan. 17 at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The Polar Plunge will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, which helps a few key areas at the YMCA. This includes the outreach program, membership and childcare assistance,…

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YMCA tree gives back to South Dakota

December 20, 2013
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Photo by Lisa Capobianco

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of families gathered together at the Southington YMCA’s 29th annual Giving Tree ceremony last week, celebrating the spirit of the holiday season while remembering loved ones who have passed on. This year the ceremony at featured a large tree in front of the entrance, which also lit up…

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