Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Brandon Family YMCA, along with others YMCA's in the Tampa Bay area, are offering healthier snacks with newly installed vending machines from HUMAN, which stands for, "Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition."
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Greater Brandon area YMCA members, including at the Brandon Family YMCA on Kingsway Road, now have more nutritious options when it comes to refreshments. Vending machines at Tampa-area YMCA locations were recently replaced with HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition) vending machines that are said to offer the healthiest options when it comes to snacks and beverges. The white- and green-machines help promote a “5-2-1-almost none philosophy,” according to Kathy Rabon, vice president of development and communications for the Tampa-area YMCA organization. The philosophy calls for children and families to, each day, eat five servings of fruits or vegetables, spend less than two hours of time in front of the TV, get one hour of exercise and…
Monday, August 6, 2012
The 10th annual Back-To-School Festival at the Campo Family YMCA in the Greater Brandon community of Valrico drew a strong crowd for vendors treats and showcases. The event is sponsored by FANG, the FishHawk Area Networking Group.
Supporting children from low-income families with school supplies and backpacks was the mission behind the grand networking event held Aug. 5 at the Campo Family YMCA in the Greater Brandon community of Valrico. There, the FishHawk Area Networking Group, or FANG, hosted its 10th Annual Back-To-School Festival, featuring a strong crowd of attendees visiting with vendor booths and watching dance and judo peformances. This gallery of photos gives testament to the day's events. Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to registered families at the YMCA's Camp Christina on Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in an event sponsored by both the Y and the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The Back-to-School Bash at the Brandon Family YMCA aims to help Stuff the Bus for the Brandon Kiwanis club. Donate school supplies, shred documents, take pictures with Star Wars characters, learn about child safety, health care and physicals.
The Brandon Family YMCA on Kingsway Raod in Seffner is a chance to help Stuff the Bus with school suppplies for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon, which runs the drive each year to benefit children whose families have a hard time affording school supplies. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 at the Brandon Family YMCA at 3097 South Kingsway Road in Seffner. Here's what's on tap: ______________ RELATED COVERAGE:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Copper Bell Cafe's "Cooking for a Cause III” celebrity chef event July 9 featured Tammy Bracewell of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, with proceeds earmarked to send kids to YMCA camps at Brandon, Campo and Camp Christina.
A crowd of diners made their way to the Copper Bell Cafe in Brandon on July 9, where Tammy Bracewell, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, served a dish of spaghetti and meatballs for the cause of sending children in need to summer camp programs at Camp Christina, the Brandon Family YMCA and the Campo Family YMCA. For Bracewell, it was her third showing at the Copper Bell Cafe annual fundraiser and each year she has cooked for the same cause. "You get a full belly, you promote a local business, you help kids at the Y and you get free delivery from Take Out Butler," she said. "It's a win-win-win-win for everybody." This year, too, kids representing the summer camp program at area YMCA's …
Friday, April 27, 2012
This April 27 report of business briefs includes Networking 4 A Cause, a chance to win a free oil change, mobile detailing for vehicles and a "Hall of Fame" meeting space, vodka tasting and upcoming fundraiser for autism.
Brandon Patch periodically will provide a quick look at offerings of note advertised by local businesses. Feel free to contact us with information you would like to see included. Or, to get instant publication, add your announcement in the comment box below. ______________ Networking For A Cause, And At The Y Chance To Win A Free Oil Change Mobile Vehicle Detailing Meeting Space For Small-Group Gatherings Autism Fundraiser, Gift Certificate Deal Vodka Tasting