More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. The daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to…Read more
The YMCA was fortunate to celebrate its 11th Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, December 13, 2014. This annual event brought out 1,100 parents and children for a day of fun, food, and toy sharing. The event began with the youth playing in bouncy castles, tug of war challenges, basketball tosses, and more. There were hot dogs,…Read more
On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the YMCA served as a host site for the NBA’s Fit Dribble, Dish & Swish program. The NBA FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish program is a free competition that provides boys and girls, ages 7-12, the opportunity to showcase their basketball skills against their peers in the New York City…Read more
The Yonkers Family YMCA is working to help fathers serve in their rightful place as members and co-leaders for their families. Quarterly, the YMCA has special events with Fathers and their children such as Father/Child (and Father figures) on Saturday, September 27, 2014.