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THE VALLEY OF THE SUN YMCA’S IMPACT IS FELT EVERY DAY ACROSS ARIZONA.

At the Y, strengthening our community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good. We help youth, adults, and families from all walks of life reach their goals and contribute to solutions that improve communities. We believe that goodness truly begins here at Valley of the Sun YMCA.

Father’s Day and The YMCA: A History

Father’s Day and The YMCA: A History

By Hampton Peterson & Mercedes Heetland As Father’s Day approaches, let’s take a moment to celebrate and honor the dads and father figures who hold a significant place in our lives. Interestingly, Father’s Day has an intriguing connection to the YMCA. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a journey back in time to explore […]


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ABC’s of Water Safety

ABC’s of Water Safety

DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH THE “ABCs” OF WATER SAFETY – By Shelbi Schmidt & JT Turner  Get ready to beat the heat and dive into fun this summer! With endless options for aquatic adventures, from backyard pool parties to thrilling trips to the beach, everyone enjoys the opportunity to make a splash and cool off. […]


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Y Member Spotlight: Barbara Benavidez

Y Member Spotlight: Barbara Benavidez

Barbara has been involved with the Tempe Family YMCA for over 20 years. When she’s at the Y, she is in the pool taking Water Aerobics and walking laps or taking the Jumpstart circuit class with her friends.


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Y Member Spotlight: Maureen Dipasqual & Lily Loui

Y Member Spotlight: Maureen Dipasqual & Lily Loui

During the month of July and August, the Tempe Family YMCA hosted the Beat the Heat Challenge. Some of our winners included Maureen Dipasqual and Lily Loui. Maureen and her husband, Dennis are regulars at The Y. In fact, all three leaders you will find at The Y more times than not, especially when a group fitness class is going on.


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Y Member Spotlight: Marni Anbar

Y Member Spotlight: Marni Anbar

Say Hello to Marni Anbar! Marni is a relatively new member of the Y, just shy of a year. Marni is very special to the Y, as she will be The Tempe Family YMCA, Advisory Board’s Board Chair for the next two years!


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Y Member Spotlight: Cassidy Marmont

Y Member Spotlight: Cassidy Marmont

Member Spotlight: Cassidy also successfully completed the YMCA Leadership Academy Internship, in partnership with NAU, to develop as a graduating senior.


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Y Member Spotlight: Raymon Guevara

Y Member Spotlight: Raymon Guevara

While the internship was by far one of the toughest experiences I faced, I saw it to the end, graduated both ASU and YLA, and can proudly say I am the Sports Director of the Chandler YMCA, ready to impact my community and give the youth the same opportunities the YMCA gave to me almost 20 years ago.


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Y Member Spotlight: Lily Loui

Y Member Spotlight: Lily Loui

Member Spotlight: She feels that going to classes has helped her balance and core strength. She also believes it has helped her health and lifestyle.


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Y Member Spotlight: Helen Griffin

Y Member Spotlight: Helen Griffin

Helen Griffin is our highlight member of the month. Helen was one of the first members to ever step foot into the Tempe Family YMCA in 1987 when it was built. As a child, before the Tempe YMCA was built, at age 7 not too far from her home the “Village Y Rec Center” was built.


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Y Member Spotlight: Michael & Barbara Holt

Y Member Spotlight: Michael & Barbara Holt

Michael and Barbara Holt are our highlight members of the month. Michael and Barbara joined the Tempe Family YMCA for the 2nd time in January 2007.


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