OUR CONNECTIONS - YMCA of Sumter

OUR
CONNECTIONS
YMCA OF SUMTER
510 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150
www.ymcasumter.org
www.facebook.com/Sumterymca
JANUARY 2015
CELEBRATING
MISSION IN ACTION
We have so much to be thankful for; our
members, donors, volunteers, and our staff.
We hope you can join us to celebrate all things
YMCA and reflect on the year of 2014. Our
featured keynote speaker is Dr. Mary Blanchard.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
HAPPY
NEW YOU!
Join in January for only $25
joining fee. Let us help you
meet your 2015 fitness goals!
Benefits of Membership:
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Convenient facility hours,
open 7 days a week

Being a member of a
Christian organization
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FREE Open swim for adults,
families and youth
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FREE Kidscape services
during use of facilities
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Fitness Center orientation
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Program rate reduction FREE
group exercise and water
fitness classes
12 - 2 pm Sunset Country Club
$12.00 per person. Space is limited.
Register at the member service desk.
WNBF AMATEUR
SC BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The World Natural Bodybuilding Federation and the Sumter Family
YMCA are proud to co-host and co-sponsor the SC Bodybuilding
Championships.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at The Opera House in Sumter.
BODYBUILDING * MEN’S PHYSIQUE * MS. FIT BODY * FIGURE * BIKINI *
OPEN, MASTER, NOVICE AND JUNIOR MEN AND WOMEN
*PRO-QUALIFIER for open divisions with a minimum of 5 competitors
Presented by: GNC
Corporate Sponsors:
Anytime Fitness, Scott Will Automotive, State Farm
(Bostic* Denny* Herlong), Thompson, Inc.
Event Sponsors:
Cellucor, Curtis & Croft Law Firm, LLC, La Mer, Matrix
Southeastern Esthetics Institute
For more information visit www.ymcasumter.org/sbsc
Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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YFIT CAMP
This 6-week body transformation program, taught by a certified YFIT
trainer, will help you tone up and trim down. You’ll learn how to eat to
reduce your body fat and exercise to improve your quality of life, body
composition and to reach your health and fitness goals.
January 8 - February 19
Thursdays, 6pm
Conference Room
PRINCESS BALL
Surrounded by music and
laughter, dads and daughters dine,
dance and create special memories
during a magical night of royal
splendor when every girl is a princess.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Registration: Dec. 26 - Jan. 8
6 - 8 pm
Cost: $50 Members
Cost: $40 per couple
$75 Potential Members
*50% off with Physician Referral
Bring referral to the Member
Service Desk and register for the class during the registration period.
$10 per additional princess
Includes: Meal, Beverages, Tiara &
4x6 color photo
$10 late registration after Feb.14
Beginning January 12, Kidscape Childwatch will be
available every Sunday from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
MEAL PREP MONDAY
SUPERBOWL PARTY
Monday, January 19
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per class
Looking for healthy recipes to make for your Super Bowl gathering? Wear
your favorite team colors and learn to make a few half-time favorites that
will help you score big with your family and friends!
Meal Prep Mondays teach you how to
prepare healthy meals for the week in
just a few hours. Participants must
register at the YMCA front desk by the
Friday prior to each session and bring 5
containers to take their meals home.
Members and potential members are
welcome.
DONATE BLOOD
Give the gift of life .
Friday, January 9
8am - 1pm in the Front Lobby
Come prepared.
Minimum: 5 participants
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Limit: 10 participants
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Class held at :
Sumter Senior Services Activity Center
119 S. Sumter St.
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Have a light meal and plenty to
drink.
Bring your donor card, driver's
license or two other forms of
identification.
Bring the names of
medications you are taking.
803-775-5815
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KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
Take advantage of our KNO program and enjoy
an evening while your kids are having the time
of their lives at the YMCA.
This program offers safe, affordable care for
your child, ages 6 weeks to 13 years old.
Dates: Fridays - Jan. 16, Feb. 21, Mar. 21,
Apr. 18, May 16
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost per child: $15 Member / $25 Potential Member
Cost includes dinner. Participants must be registered no later than 6pm the Thursday prior to each KNO in order
to receive the advertised price. A $10 late registration fee will be added from then on.
CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH US!
Birthday parties should be full of fun, not stress. Let us help you make your
child’s birthday a fun and memorable event.
Available party themes include princess, sports or swimming.
All parties include the following: party host, party set-up, decorations, paper
products, two pizzas, ice cream, drinks, one hour of play time and one hour in
the Y zone party room, a gift for birthday child, gift bags for all kids, invitations
to the party and all party clean up. You pick the party theme to determine the
play time activities and party room theme.
Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Sports parties are not available
in January and February due to youth basketball.
For more information download the forms from our website at
www.ymcasumter.org/youth.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Meet Betty (Be’ja) Brandon - Custodian
Betty has been working with our Y for the last 10 years. She moved to
Sumter as a “military brat” and has lived here ever since.
“ I really like working at the Y. It is a good atmosphere, and the members
and staff help me have a better attitude about life.” You can usually find
Be’ja keeping our Y fresh and clean.
“Ms. Betty is always such a big help to me, whenever I need any
assistance,” said Denise Lewis, office manager.
When she is not working at the Y, Be’ja enjoys playing pool and watching
movies. She also has a deep passion for animals. She previously had
seven dogs, but now has a modest brood of four dogs and one cat. “I
love animals!” Be’ja has two children, seven grandchildren, and one great
grandchild who was recently born on her birthday! She previously worked
as a security officer with Cobra Security, Inc.
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SWIM TEAM
OPEN DOORS
Swimmers ages 5-21 years old can join the
fun of swimming at the Y. We travel to
compete with teams from South Carolina,
Georgia and even Florida. It’s more than just
about competing; it is a fun, life enhancing
experience. We invite you to be a part of
our family!
Benefits:

Healthy environment, where your kids
can make new friends with the same
health interests

Learn to set and achieve personal goals while growing to be more
disciplined
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The challenge helps build confidence while helping swimmers to
achieve a better sense of well-being
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Building team spirit through workout and competition, as well as extra
curricular activities
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The benefit of competitive swimming in a no-pressure environment
It is the philosophy of the
Sumter Family YMCA that no
person or family be denied
membership or program
participation based on their
inability to pay the standard
fees. Our YMCA offers
financial assistance in order to
help people have access to all
our life-changing services
provided through this
organization. Our financial
assistance program subsidizes
standard memberships and
program fees. For more
information please visit our
member service desk.
Therefore, if anyone is in
Sessions: Pricing based on level. See website for more information.
Winter: December – February
Spring: March – May
Summer: June – August
Fall: September – November
Christ, he is a new
creation. The old has
passed away; behold, the
Annual Registration fee for YMCA: $25.00
Annual Registration fee for USA: $80.00
new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Additional information is available at http://www.ymcasumter.org/
programs/aquatics/
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Meet Roosevelt Ford
As part of the morning workout crowd, Ford, as he prefers to be
called, is a faithful member of the Y. Joining the Y was one of the
first things Ford did when he moved to Sumter four years ago. Ford
enjoys lifting weights and using the cardio equipment in the fitness
center. His physical fitness efforts definitely reflect his healthy
lifestyle, because this 70 year old is in better physical shape than
most people half his age. Ford also enjoys walking and running at
the park when the weather is nice. Ford appreciates the friends
and acquaintances he has made at the Y. I” gain energy from the
conversations and friendships I have developed.”
Ford has five children and is retired from New York City Civil
Service. When Ford is not working out, he enjoys shopping.
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