group-men-senior-sittingIf you work in the media, we hope you will find the YMCA of Columbia as a great resource. With five locations throughout the Midlands and additional off-site programs, the Y is in touch with issues affecting each of our communities. We also have staff experts in areas such as wellness, child care, sports, aquatics and water safety.

Please contact Lisa McGee to be put in touch with an expert in any of these areas, or to do a story on the Y. We very often work with local media who are interested in video footage and photos in our facilities. Please use this same contact to gain permission to access our branches.

Lisa McGee
Director of Marketing & Communications
803.748.9622 ext. 119
lisamcgee@columbiaymca.org


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Cardio Club Newsletter – January 2021

WELCOME Thank you for signing up for our 2021 Cardio Club!  We are looking forward to a great year filled with health and prizes. Make sure you are logging those miles on a regular basis on the Cardio Club website. We’d also like to encourage you to invite your friends and family to join the


YMCA OF COLUMBIA LAUNCHES WENDY BRODERICK YOUTH MEMORIAL FUND

[COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 7, 2021] – The YMCA of Columbia has created the Wendy Broderick Youth Memorial Fund in honor of Wendy Broderick, who passed away earlier this week after battling significant health challenges. Broderick was an 18-year veteran of the YMCA of Columbia having most recently served as the Chief Development Officer in


Reopening – Frequently Asked Questions

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YMCA of Columbia is Gearing Up for the Best Summer

Programming keeps kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long [COLUMBIA, SC] – At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, YMCA of Columbia is offering summer camps to keep kids and teens in adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer


YMCA receives land donation at Townlee Lane

LUGOFF, SC – The YMCA of Columbia is celebrating the gift of 12.79 acres (Townlee and Cameron Lane) in Lugoff, SC. The Y has been exploring advancing their mission (To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.) into Kershaw County since March 2017. Formal studies and


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The YMCA of Columbia wants families in the Midlands to understand how adopting healthy habits together can help reduce childhood obesity September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits with the goal of overweight and obese children obtaining and


YMCA of Columbia graduates 21 families from Strengthening Families Program

The YMCA of Columbia celebrated 21 families for their successful completion of the Y’s Strengthening Families Program with a graduation ceremony followed by a pizza party and swimming in the lake at the Lexington Family YMCA. During the graduation ceremony, a participant summed up her experience in the program with a poem. Parenting can be


YMCA Recognizes Major Donors at Annual Breakfast of Champions

The YMCA of Columbia held their annual Breakfast of Champions event on August 21, 2018. The event recognized members of the Y’s Chairman’s Roundtable and included a fun performance from Y campers and powerful testimonials from those impacted by the Y. Donations of $1,000 or more to the Annual Campaign qualify individuals, organizations, and foundations


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A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 1 in 5 kids do not have someone to care for them after school, according to Afterschool


YMCA of Columbia Awakens Summer Imagination with Kohl’s Cares at Healthy Kids Day®

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