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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Staff, Volunteer, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Sports | 0 comments

2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Annual Meeting at the Lincoln Center this week! While at the meeting we reviewed the 2016 Annual Report, recognized our Community Partner Award Winner, Washington Trust Bank, and highlighted staff and volunteer award winners. Below are some photos from a fun morning that featured wonderful people making a difference in the Spokane...

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Camp Reed, Cardio, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Strength, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Often times a person’s poor first impression can break a relationship before it even begins. Fortunately, this was not the case with Quintin Horseman and Seth Williams of the YMCA Youth Investment program.

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Aquatics, Camp Reed, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Keeping Kids on Track

Keeping Kids on Track

When school ends, many children from low-income families lose access to resources important for positive development such as nutritious meals, adult supervision and activities that keep them engaged mentally.

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Sports and Recreation, Youth Sports |

Pickle Without the Jar

Since being founded in 1965, Pickle Ball has been a great pastime for many people, adults and youngsters alike. Pickle Ball is very similar to badminton. The sport is played on a badminton court using a small wooden paddle. Using the same net (which has been lowered to 34 inches) the players take turns hitting a perforated plastic baseball back and forth to each other across the net. The game starts out with the server hitting the ball off the bounce with an underhand stroke. The receiving team allows the ball to bounce on their side of the net before hitting the ball back to the other side. After the ball has bounced on each side of the net twice then the game is opened to volleys, hitting the ball without letting it bounce. On either side of the net is a 7 foot non-volley zone which requires the ball to bounce on the ground before it can be hit back to the other side. Both teammates on each...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Healthy Living, Sports and Recreation, Youth Development, Youth Sports |

Coaching in the Eyes of Robert Dean

My Name is Robert Dean. I have been a youth coach for almost 20 years and feel it is one of the most rewarding forms of volunteerism there is. I was fortunate enough to play college football and I feel it is a great way to use those skills imparted into me by others. It’s also an opportunity to mold youth and mentor them. I currently coach youth football for the YMCA and I’ve found that it parallels life in alot of ways, for example working together towards one goal, doing your part for the team, interaction with others in a competitive environment and all the while keeping a good sense of sportsmanship and self. As a business owner, all these qualities are necessary to run a productive and profitable business. I have found that the YMCA creates a safe environment for this. It encourages the growth of an athlete with a sense of fairness. Although the coaches are generally volunteers, there are also paid professional staff that supports the coach and is...

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