Y News

2017 Reindeer Run

October 20, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season and run for a cause in our YMCA Reindeer Run 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, December 9! This year, the race is also the Florida Senior Games 5K state championship run.

West Pasco Prayer Breakfast 2017

September 28, 2017

As an organization founded on Christian principles, YMCA of the Suncoast embraces the importance and sacred nature of prayer. Nationally, prayer breakfasts help to join the community in prayer and reflection. Join the YMCA of the Suncoast for their 11th Annual West Pasco Prayer Breakfast Friday, December 1.

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#GIVINGTUESDAY is November 28

November 14, 2017

Thanks to you, US is a possibility!

On Tuesday, November 28, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The YMCA of the Suncoast is mission-driven to strengthen the foundations of community. 

SPICE IT UP for Autism 2017

October 31, 2017

A Fundraiser Benefiting Camp COAST

Spice It Up for a great cause on Saturday, Dec. 9! Taste and vote for some delicious chili or participate and make your own chili, plus enter to win great prizes donated by local businesses.  There will be games, crafts, bounce houses.

The Clearwater YMCA is hosting this event to raise money for Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together), a summer day camp for children on the spectrum living in Pinellas County.

Grape Escape 2017-SOLD OUT

August 01, 2017

Our 15th Annual Grape Escape Garden Party and Wine Tasting event is SOLD OUT- Thank you and we'll see you Thursday night!

This event provides an opportunity to give back to an exceptional cause as you enjoy catching up with friends-both old and new! Sip on fine wines and specialty beers, dine on hors d'oeuvres from the area's finest restaurants while you bid on your favorite silent auction items.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

My Favorite Holiday

​Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of YMCA of the Suncoast's CEO, Scott Goyer. 
He shared that personal favorite with the staff and volunteers at our Association and added the reason why, "because it brings family together."​

north pinellas turkeyHe continued with this message:

The ​primary focus is on being thankful for all God has provided.
I am thankful for all of you who have given selflessly of your time, treasure and talent to strengthen our community​ through the YMCA. ​

And for those who can't give you thanks personally:

For the child who is closing their achievement gap
For the single mom with two children on the autism spectrum finding her community through a Y summer camp
For the cancer survivor finding camaraderie and health
For the child in foster care and their foster parents who can play together at the Y For the pre-diabetic finding support
For the working parent(s) who have a safe, nurturing environment for their children before and after school
For the child who is now safe around waterFor the older adult who needs support and community
For the teens discovering career options while being mentored
For the health seeker finding a accepting place to learn to be healthier
For the teen who has a place to belong that is value focused
For the volunteer who wants to give back to share a talent or skill
For the families with young children who are cared for while they stay healthy
For the care givers and children of non-English speaking families that are better prepared for school
For the teen learning leadership skills
For the stewardship of contributed support
For the youth playing a sport for the first time
For the families of adults with disabilities finding their community
For the countless other programs and services the YMCA provides
For the 100,000 people who's lives are better because the Y is about "Us"

May the Lord be with you and your family this Thanksgiving.

November 15 is Member Appreciation Day

November 13, 2017

Celebrating You!

It is Member Appreciation Day; stop by our Y locations on Wednesday, November 15, so our team can say thank you for being the best part of our Y Community.  #forabetterus

November Member News 2017

November 02, 2017

Make a Y Connection!

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In our November issue, the Y shows members like you—of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life—opportunities to connect here. And these connections strengthen the foundations of our community.

November is Military Family Month

October 31, 2017

Provides Opportunity to Support Local Families

Since 1993, YMCAs have celebrated Military Family Month, providing Americans the opportunity to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and service of veterans, military personnel and their families. Throughout the year, and especially this November, the YMCA of the Suncoast supports military families with programs and initiatives that improve their well-being and provide opportunities to connect with other families waiting at home.

Diabetes Rates Continues to Rise

October 31, 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of the Suncoast is encouraging residents of to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.
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