Family Fun and Fitness Day at The Gateway Family YMCA

UNION COUNTY, NJ – On September 29th, The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate a family-friendly wellness event, Family Fun & Fitness Day.  Y Branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will be hosting events that are open to the community including free family group exercise programs, healthy snacks, nutrition and fitness games, community vendors and games.  Family Fun & Fitness Day is designed with activities to engage both children and their parents, and is open to all ages.

This year, Family Fun & Fitness Day also includes the fundraiser raffle drawing for The Gateway Family YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign raffle, including prizes such as a family vacation to Orlando.  The Raffle drawing for this fundraiser will be held at the Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union at 2:30pm.  Tickets can be purchased at any branch in advance of September 21st in order to be entered to win.

The Gateway Family YMCA event locations include:  Elizabeth Branch – 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ, Five Points Branch – 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ, Rahway Branch – 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, Wellness Center Branch – 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ and WISE Center YMCA Branch in Union.  Individual branch event schedules are available at www.tgfymca.org.

“Seeing families come together in a healthy environment, sharing experiences and creating memories gives meaning to what we do here at the Y,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO.  The Gateway Family YMCA offers a variety of programs and events to support healthy family living in the communities throughout Eastern Union County and Norther Middlesex County, including Early Learning Readiness (ELR) a community program for preschoolers and their caregiver focused on school-readiness.

“The Gateway Family YMCA strives to create opportunities that create healthy habits and shared memories to create strong, connected, and healthy families,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.  The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit www.tgfymca.org or contact the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057 or the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622.

 


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