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The Y Brings Back Corporate Cup

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is bringing Corporate Cup back to the region. The challenge, which dates back to the 1990s, pits area companies and employees against one another in a series of fun, competitive games.

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YMCA Launches Childhood Obesity Program

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is launching Healthy Weight and Your Child, a pilot program designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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YMCA to Offer Swim Lesson Scholarships

As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Rock River Valley will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from underserved communities in the Rock River Valley area.

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YMCA Launches 2019 Annual Campaign

The YMCA of Rock River Valley has officially kicked off its annual campaign. The Y raised more than $1.1 million last year and has set out to raise $1.3 million in 2019.

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Stingrays Swim Team State Results

Congratulations to our YMCA Stingrays Swim Team! A total of 21 Stingrays ages 6-18 competed at IL YMCA State Swimming Championships, March 15-17. 

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YMCA Community Dinner – Music to Our Ears

The YMCA of Rock River Valley hosted its 7th annual YMCA Community Dinner at Giovanni’s on March 7. Four awards were presented, an original song debuted and a rock star performance from Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe.

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YMCA Angel Tree

You can help make the holidays a little brighter for youth in our programs.

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Log Lodge Ornaments For Sale

Get your piece of YMCA history for the holidays. We still have YMCA Log Lodge ornaments for sale as part of the Rockford Historical Buildings Ornament collection.

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Musician Brian Vander Ark to Headline YMCA Event

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to announce musician Brian Vander Ark will be the featured speaker at its annual Community Dinner on March 7, 2019 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center. 

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YMCA's Michelle Gorham Earns CFRE

​The YMCA of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce CFRE International has recertified Michelle Gorham as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

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YMCA Celebrates 174 Years

On June 6 the YMCA marks 174 years as more than a place, it is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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Log Lodge Ornaments For Sale

We are excited to unveil this year's installment of the Rockford Historical Buildings Ornament featuring the historic YMCA Log Lodge!

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