Y News

Hop the Gap

April 22, 2015

YMCA Launches Initiative on April 25

Every day young people face challenges related to hunger, health, learning, water safety and safe spaces, which prevent them from reaching their potential. In response, the YMCA is in the community to provide support and deliver programs that help youth overcome barriers – or gaps – to achieve more.

Healthy Kids Day: April 25

March 05, 2015


Healthy Kids Day YMCA of the Suncoast

On Saturday, April 25, the YMCA of the Suncoast is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® , the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Building What Matters

Building What Matters

November 12, 2014

Stan and Betty Olsen donate land for Citrus County YMCA

Citrus County's cause to bring a permanent YMCA facility to the area made significant progress on Tuesday, November 11, when Stan and Betty Olsen officially donated 18 acres of land to the YMCA of the Suncoast.

2014 Annual Report Discovered Treasures

April 22, 2015

Honoring our 2014 Volunteers of the Year

At the Y, our volunteers give their time, treasure and talent.  They enhance our programs by coaching and together volunteer more than 53,000 hours annually. In addition, our volunteers lead the efforts to communicate the Y's cause and a majority of them GIVE their treasure. Everyday these "Discovered Treasures" are strengthening the community.

National Volunteer Week

April 14, 2015

It's National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, a great time to take action and discover opportunities to give back and make a difference in your community. During National Volunteer Week, the YMCA of the Suncoast joins the nation in encouraging individuals to seek ways to give back, while honoring those who dedicate themselves to helping strengthen communities.

April Member News

April 01, 2015

At the Y, we give people the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives. As a leading nonprofit for youth development, we help children and teens realize their potential to be active, engaged and thriving members of the community. Our April Member News focuses on Healthy Kids Day, a national Y initiative to support the health and well-being of kids and families. 

Tee It Up for a Good Cause

March 26, 2015

21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The J.P. Gills Family YMCA 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be on May 15. The event will be held at the scenic Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity and it's limited to the first 120 participants. This will be an excellent day on the links all while helping the Y with their mission to strengthen the community.

YMCA of the Suncoast Golf TournamentThe event tees off with a lunch and registration from 12-1 p.m. This is a four person scramble tournament with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Each golfer will receive a polo shirt, goody bag, lunch and buffet dinner. 

Diabetes Association Alert Day®

March 20, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and the YMCA of the Suncoast wants residents to know their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps they can take today to reduce the chances of developing the disease.

Fish for a Cause

March 17, 2015

Flats Fishing Classic and Captains' Party

The YMCA of the Suncoast is calling all professional and amateur anglers for the Flats Fishing Classic presented by Dex Imaging on Friday, April 10. The fishing classic is preceded by the Captains' Party and Benefit Auction at the Carlouel Yacht Club on Thursday, April 9.

Cool Summer Camp Options

March 15, 2015

Last year, YMCA of the Suncoast’s Summer Camp Girl, Emma, — that’s #summercampgirl — shared stories about her adventures at Y camps. We’re happy to say she’ll be back this year, with more great camp ideas to share.  But why wait? Here’s a preview of summer fun that’s waiting for your family. If you’d like to know more about one of the camps below, contact your local YMCA branch or read more online.  In the meantime, start planning now for a summer of adventure with cool camps like these:

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