Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hockomock Area YMCA Holding Sunday Open House - Feb 15th

The Hockomock Area YMCA welcomes everyone in the community to visit its facilities in North Attleboro, Franklin, and Foxboro on Sunday February 15 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm to join free introductory youth classes run by expert YMCA coaches in the Sports, Gymnastics, Enrichment, and Dance programs. In addition, families will enjoy free Open Swim, Child Watch, Kids Gym, and more. This afternoon of family time is designed to support the Y’s belief that healthy living has as much to do with pursuing interests, passions and learning new things as it does with eating healthy and being active.
youth swimmer
youth swimmer

“We’re here to surround every child with support, guidance and fantastic chances to discover and learn,” says Jim Downs, VP of Operations. Whether you’re a current YMCA member and want to try something new or prepare for spring swim lessons by being assessed in the water, or you’ve never visited, you will be made to feel welcome.

Half hour classes running throughout the afternoon will include those in Sports like parent-child All-Star Kids and Basketball Skills; in Gymnastics and Dance, including Boys Super Heroes and Princess Dance; and in Arts & Enrichment, including Me, Mommy & Music, Youth Cooking, and Little Wizards. All in the community are invited to attend and sample a variety of the programs available year-round at the Hockomock Area YMCA.

The Y is about youth development: we strive to help children and teens reach their full potential by helping them grow—physically, mentally and socially—from young children into engaged, active members of their communities.

“This event is a great way for kids who have never been in the water or in a sports class to get comfortable with the experience and to begin to develop life skills and interests,” says Downs. “Or, if your child wants to try a new program, you’ll find dozens of options in a fun, supportive environment,” he adds.


Through Y programs, kids have the opportunity to find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

“Over the years, thousands of children have learned lifelong skills at the Y and we are proud to continue to make events like this available,” Downs says. “It’s really part of the important role the Y plays in our community.”

Call or stop by to pick up a schedule of classes that will be offered for kids, age 18 months – 14 years. Signups will be available starting at 12:30 pm on the day of the event. For more information on the February 15 Open House or programs offered at the Y, please call 508-695-7001 | North Attleboro; 508-528-8708 | Franklin; or 508-543-2523 | Foxboro. Or visit

Locations: 300 Elmwood Street in North Attleboro; 45 Forge Hill Road in Franklin; 67 Mechanic Street in Foxboro

About Hockomock Area YMCA:

The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. With over 33,000 members, half under the age of 18, their promise is to partner and collaborate with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. Their programs and activities emphasize the development of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body and are available to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

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