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YMCA : Rising Above Bankruptcy, Pandemic with David Bluemling

David Bluemling, Chair, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors, talks with host Tate Blanchard about how the board guided the organization out of bankruptcy and into $600,000 positive cashflow, and how they are dealing with the pandemic. ymcapgh.org

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Franklin Park YMCA Installs Butler Co. Company’s Virus-Killing Copper Material Invention

FRANKLIN PARK (KDKA) — The Baierl Family YMCA in Franklin Park is finding a new way to protect its members against COVID-19.

“We are working every day to find ways to keep the facility cleaner,” said Baierl Family YMCA Executive Director Kathy Nipps.

Nipps said one of those ways is by installing what’s being calling Defender 29.

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Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer gets new executive director

Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer gets new executive director

Ellwood City Ledger

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YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh offering scavenger hunt in parks through April

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has planned a scavenger hunt in order to get families out of their homes and into the parks this spring.

The hunt is throughout April. Participation is free.

“We were trying to find ways to get families to go outside together,” said Todd Brinkman, YMCA vice president of youth enrichment. “I think everybody needs a little break.”

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Recent Closings for the YMCA

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh announces closure of two locations to address pandemic impacts and build for the future

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YMCA Partners with P3R for 30th Annual Turkey Trot

P3R and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh announced their partnership for this year’s YMCA Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan. The two organizations are bringing their expertise together to deliver the best Turkey Trot for not only families in Pittsburgh, but also across the country with this year’s virtual event. 

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