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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

It's summer and the Y is now closed on Sundays! We will reopen again Sunday, September 10!

WELCOME to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.


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UPCOMING PROGRAMS, NEWS & EVENTS

FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE: Currently some of our fitness equipment is being re-upholstered. The pads will be ready Wednesday, July 27th. All equipment will be available for use on Thursday, July 28th. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our facility for our members.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS WANTED ... Start your career with the YMCA Afterschool Program. We are currently taking applications for site directors in our Afterschool Program. Must be 21 years of age. Apply today! We are accepting applications until July 31. Applications available at Membership Desk or online.

TAE KWON DO CAMP ... This camp is designed for rising middle school students, July 24-28, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Registration available at the Membership Desk or online. 

STRONG COMMUNITIES 5K/8K ... This year we celebrate the 10th year of the 8K and first year of the 5K. The 4th race in the Start It Stanly Race Series is on August 19 at 7:25 AM. Registration available at the Membership Desk, at Vac & Dash, or online.

AFTERSCHOOL ... The Y will offer it's Afterschool program at Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, and Stanfield schools. In addition, the following schools will be served at our Pavilion Site in Albemarle: Central, East, and Millingport. Registration is OPEN.  Register before July 31 and pay NO REGISTRATION FEE.  Registration is available at the Membership Desk.  Download Parent Packet and Registration Form to save time!

SWIM LESSONS ... Fall swim lessons will be offered August 14 - October 2.  Registration for members will open on July 24. Non-members can register beginning July 31.  




DID YOU KNOW?

FATHER'S DAY STARTED AT THE YMCA

Father and DaughterAs we all prepare to celebrate dad on Sunday June 19, let's take a look back to how it all got started. Did you know Father's Day started at the YMCA?  Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas.  Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.  Dodd's father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.

After hearing a sermon about Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

In 1972, President Nixon signed Father’s Day into law. Today, the day dedicated to Dads has become increasingly an opportunity to lavish gifts and loving gestures on one’s father.  No matter how you choose to celebrate it, Dads we salute you! You helped make us all who we are!


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.