Golf tourney to aid county’s 7th graders

Chester County businesses will have the chance to present their best golfers to play for a great cause when the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s 7th Annual Chester County Corporate Championship tees off Oct. 3. Held at the Old Course at Stonewall, the 2016 two-person better ball challenge offers winners a championship trophy, bragging rights and visibility. Precor is the presenting sponsor for the event,...

Disappointment voiced with CASD custodial agreement

Board reworks deal with YMCA for City Camp program By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times School board president Dean Snyder spoke of the agreement between the Coatesville Area School District and the YMCA for the Coatesville City Camp to be held at Scott Middle School from June 13 through August 19. CALN – In a decision that has proven to be unpopular due to cuts in wages, and a reduction...

YMCA caps youth running program with 5K, June 4

More than 1,500 girls and boys from throughout Chester County will show the teamwork and confidence they’ve learned as two important YMCA of Greater Brandywine after-school programs end their season with a 5K event set for 9 a.m. June 4.  The Y’s largest classes of participants ever for Girls on the Run and STRIDE will lace up their sneakers and put their lessons in action during the family fun...

YMCA celebrates national day of prayer

Tapping its historic roots, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will join countless organizations across the country today in celebrating the National Day of Prayer. Founded to help Americans revive with their spiritual lives, the Y will host a variety of activities to kindle or rekindle the joy and power that can be found in prayer.    Send article as PDF    ...

Kennett Y hold blood registry drive March 12

KENNETT SQUARE — Every three minutes in the United States someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, according to Delete Blood Cancer, DKMS. A bone marrow transplant is the best chance of survival; however 70% of those diagnosed must look outside of their families for a donor. The Kennett YMCA, in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer – DKMS, is hosting a donor registry drive on March 12, from 9 a.m....

YMCA to host free screening of addiction film

WEST CHESTER — While the stats may be grim – with some 22 million Americans suffering from addiction and only 1 in 10 ever receiving treatment – the YMCA of Greater Brandywine is working to offer help and hope to those impacted by the grip of addiction. Partnering with Kacie’s Cause and the Chester County Chapter of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT),...

YMCA honors employees for excellence

Stephanie Price (right) of the West Chester Area Y branch, received the Employee of the Year Award for her work in child watch. Pictured here with Teri Edgar, executive director of the West Chester Area Y. WEST CHESTER — The YMCA of Greater Brandywine hosted their 2nd annual Celebration of Excellence on Feb. 4 at the Mendenhall Inn. This event celebrates Y employees and their commitment to the Y’s...

Spring sports registration open at local YMCAs

Registration for Spring 2016 Youth Sports leagues and clinics at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine began on February 15 and runs until March 27 with late registrations being accepted after that based on availability. Sports offerings include basketball, soccer, cheerleading, floor hockey, tennis, volleyball, T-ball, coach pitch baseball and flag football for kids ages 3 to 18 years.     ...

Parsons to lead YMCA fundraising campaign

Leo Parsons Leo Parsons,  CTDI president & COO (CTDI), has been appointed as 2016 association campaign chair for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. In this role, Parsons will spearhead the Y’s annual campaign that last year raised more than $1.1 million that provided scholarships for 13,000 families and sent 4,727 kids to summer camp in Chester County. This year’s campaign kicks off Feb. 11 with...

What To Do: Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas

Also: Santa makes many, many appearances in and around Chester County By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas, Saturday. For as long as anyone around here can remember, Downingtown has had a reputation as a neighborly town — especially with an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer...