May 16th, 2013
The Downtown Y School Age Program will be hosting a delicious Bake Sale:
Tuesday, May 21st from 10am-1pm
All proceeds from the Bake Sale will benefit Summer Camp Field Trips to favorite summertime
spots like Waldameer and The Erie Zoo.
Please join our Walk Team: The Downtown Y Field Trip Friends: www.walkforahealthycommunity.org
May 15th, 2013
Camp Sherwin has a very busy summer planned and they could use some help!
This is a great opportunity to get service hours for school or to volunteer as a family!
Please click on the events below for all volunteer details.
To volunteer or for questions, please contact Tammy Crawford at (814) 882-5033
Memorial Day Yard Sale
Car Cruise In
Labor Day Yard Sale
May 15th, 2013
Who doesn’t love a GIANT Yard Sale? If you have items to sell, you can bring them and sell them yourself for $10 (table provided by Camp Sherwin), or you can drop and donate clean and sorted items at the Downtown Y, 31 West 10th Street, attn: Tammy Crawford.
Don’t have any thing to sell? We can’t believe there’s not something you must need – that you can only find at a Giant Yard Sale! Load up the minivan and join us – concessions available!
We sure could use the help too . . . labeling, selling, cashing people out etc. Great opportunity for youth and family volunteerism!
To volunteer, reserve a table or with any questions, contact Tammy Crawford at (814) 882-5033.
May 14th, 2013
The Erie Community Blood Bank struggles constantly to get enough donors. They need about 800 donors each week just to meet the need in our region.
Chances are 1 in 3 that a person will need blood in their lifetime. That means you almost certainly love someone who has received blood.
Show your love and consider donating when The Bloodmobile visits:
The Eastside Y on Friday, May 31st from 8am – 12Noon
Please call 899-9622 to sign up for a donation time.
The County Y on Tuesday, June 18th from 10am-5pm
Please call 734-5700 to sign up for a donation time.
The Downtown Y on Monday, July 29th from 8am – 11am
Please call 452-3261 to sign up for a donation time.
Donation Process The donation process takes less than 45 minutes and is a four-step process. You will first fill out a short health history form and be asked to read some educational materials about donating blood. A mini physical- which includes having your blood pressure, pulse, iron and temperature checked by a staff member – will be the next step. The staff member will also go over the donor history card with you at this time. You then move on to the donation itself, this typically takes about 5-7 minutes. When you have finished donating, you will be asked to stay for at least 10 minutes to have a drink and snack.
General Donation Requirements -Must be in general good health -Must weigh at least 100 pounds -No tattoos or piercings from a tattoo parlor within the last year -Must be 17 years of age or older, or 16 years of age with a signed Community Blood Bank parental permission form -Photo ID is required
May 14th, 2013
The County Y in Edinboro is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Edinboro Triathalon. Volunteers are needed for a varitey of tasks including water stops, finish line, set-up, registration/t-shirt etc.
Edinboro Triathlon 2013 Volunteer Positions That Need to Be Staffed
1. Race Bag Packing. Thursday 5/30. 8-11 AM. EU OSD Conference Room. Assembly line process…completing this job all at once…gets it done best. * This time can be flexible.
2. Packet Pick Up. Friday 5/31. Charlie’s Pub / Eatery. 5-8 PM.
3. Race Day. Saturday 6/1 @ race site.
a. Early AM registration / check in. 6:30 AM – 9 AM
b. Setting up run course H20 stations. 7AM – 9 AM
c. Staffing run course H2) stations. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
d. Monitoring street barricades along Lakeside Drive as well as some additional intersections 9 AM – 1 PM.
e. Working the finish line. 9:45 – 12:30
To sign-up, volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application and contact Kelly Gheres at 734-5700 or email@example.com.
Download event flyer.
May 10th, 2013
Highmark is offering Running 101 again this year, and we’re looking for coaches and assistant coaches to help new runners train for and run their first 5K.
Training starts Monday, July 8 and the goal is to run The QUAD Games 5K on Saturday, September 14.
As a coach or assistant coach, you’ll work with a group of individuals for one hour, one evening each week for 10 weeks at a designated community site in or around Erie. The registration link below will take you to a site that outlines what days and times are needed for each community site.
We’ll provide step-by-step training curriculum, which includes information about general race preparation, physical activity progression, basic nutrition and motivation. No prior coaching experience is required, but you must meet the following criteria to be a coach:
- Hold a health-related degree, OR hold an active fitness certification (Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor)
- Be CPR-certified or are willing to be certified
- Have previously run a 5K, at a minimum
- Jog or run for personal physical fitness
To be an assistant coach, you must have:
- Previously participated in a 5K, at a minimum
- Regularly/occasionally run or jog for personal physical fitness
- CPR certified or willing to be certified
At the end of the program, you will receive a special thank you gift: a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Interested? Click here to register for location and time frame of choice.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 3rd, 2013
Get a jump on Summer Camp registration at our “S’More Fun” event
Monday, May 6- Friday, May 10 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the South Gym.
Parents can complete Camp Enrollment and kids will take home all the fixin’s
for s’mores. Early enrollment also means your chance to register to win your
camper a Y Summer Camp Survivor Back Pack and Summer Fun Basket!
May 3rd, 2013
As we are gearing up for summer, The YMCA of Greater Erie wants to guarantee that the children in our Summer Programs have all that they need for a fun and safe summer.
Please consider donating any of the following items:
Bathing Suits Bubbles
Towels Sidewalk Chalk
Sneakers Jump Ropes
Hula Hoops Sprinkler
Playground Balls Sunglasses
Donation bins will be located in all of our Branch Lobbies and our Childcare Offsites.
For questions, please contact Victoria Stilson at 452-3261 Ext 240 or email@example.com
April 29th, 2013
Get Moving This May With New Classes At The Downtown Y.
Pain In The Abs Pilates
30-60-90 Cycle For Success
We’ve Got Something For Everyone!
April 25th, 2013
GET IN SHAPE AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
Beginning Wednesday, May 1st , 8am or 1pm
Harborcreek Community Park, Firman Road Entrance.
Walk in a safe environment with restrooms available until the snow flies. Every other week we will walk with the North Coast Striders at designated areas. No registration or sign up is required. For more information contact Gretchen at Eastside YMCA, 899-9622