To the editor:
At the YMCA, our cause is strengthening the foundations of community. That’s why we’re so happy to invite everyone in the community to the grand opening of the new Manlius YMCA on Nov. 10.
The 60,000-square-foot facility at 140 W. Seneca St. has undergone major renovations since we became owners of the building this summer. It’s ready now to help us bring people together to nurture the potential of youth, to foster healthy living and to support our neighbors.
Please stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Come ready to play so you can join in on all of the activities. They’re all free.
—Tennis: Meet the pros and participate in a skills clinic on our 3 indoor courts.
—Yoga: Join in on 20-minute small-group demonstrations
—School-Age Childcare: Visit our huge indoor play area, where kids can enjoy games, crafts, face painting and balloon sculptures.
—Athletic Performance: Youth ages 8 to 18 can participate in a Speed Clinic and an Agility Clinic. You can also see an adult boot camp group and an athletic performance group in action.
In addition, our brand new indoor Turf Field will be available for free play from noon to 2 p.m. and our Cardio Center will be open for your use the entire event.
We’ll have a ribbon cutting at 10:15 a.m. and we’ll conduct a drawing for free athletic performance sessions and other prizes around 1 p.m. Everyone will leave with a free one-week pass good at all five branches of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. By the way, if you’re a member at one of our branches, you’re a member at all, including the Manlius Y.
The Manlius Y was built to respond to specific unmet needs in our community. Run by staff and volunteers of the East Area Family YMCA in Fayetteville, it is designed to complement the offerings at other Y branches. For more details on the Manlius Y and the grand opening, please visit ycny.org/manlius.
Chris Nucerino is executive director of the East Area Family YMCA.