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And1 teams up with Slam Magazine for NBA All-Star Weekend

And1 and Slam Magazine joined forces to celebrate NBA All-Star Weekend. As part of the festivities, Charlotte Hornet and And1 athlete Lance Stephenson will host a free basketball clinic for local youth at his hometown's Coney Island YMCA on the morning of February 14th as part of a continuing charitable partnership between Stephenson, And1 and the YMCA of Greater New York. Read more…

Husband and wife both diagnosed with cancer learn to ‘Livestong at the YMCA’

After Gerard and Maureen Herr found were both diagnosed with cancer, they found support in the Livestrong at the YMCA. The three-month program for cancer patients and survivors provides a personal trainer to show people the ropes in the gym and shift the focus from fighting cancer to regaining strength and confidence and improving their well-being. People need not be a YMCA member to join. A grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation helps the YMCA provide it at no cost to as many people as possible. Read more…

Shake off winter blues: ‘Kick up your heels’ for the Staten Island YMCA

The Staten Island YMCA, a leading borough non-profit dedicated to helping families learn, grow and thrive, will host its annual Dine 'N Dance event on Friday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. This year, the event will honor local community leaders with names like Teddy Atlas, boxing trainer and commentator and founder of the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation; Joanne Cook, a longtime YMCA volunteer and vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Brian Laline, a deep rooted YMCA volunteer and executive editor of the Staten Island Advance. Read more…

Young adults learn through basketball

The NYC Department of Probation hosted an Education Empowerment & Opportunity Through Basketball event at the Bronx YMCA, 2 Castle Hill Avenue, on Friday, February 6. The event included attendees meeting with reps from trade schools, local colleges, community colleges and social services. Afterwards, attendees participated in a basketball game coached and supported by hall of famer Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald, who played 14 seasons in the NBA. Read more…

Happy Birthday! Rockaway YMCA reaches milestone

The Rockaway YMCA will officially be one year old on February 18, 2015. The location served 23,000 people in its first year and employed 125 staff. Membership Director Erik Raney said of the location, “It’s really cool to see people from both ends of the community come in. It was kind of the idea behind putting it in the middle of the peninsula.” Read more…