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Participants in our Theatre Camp were welcomed to the Comcast Center and received a tour of the facility and the chance to rehearse on the stage graced by some of the world’s greatest and legendary entertainers. Mansfield Patch 7.20.13

June 1 was a beautiful day for our 10th annual Franklin 5K. Proceeds benefit the Integration Initiative which allows children with special needs to participate alongside their typically developing peers in YMCA programs and activities.
wickedlocal.com 5.19.14  •  Welcome Runners Video Clip 

We were proud to host Child Protection Activist Elizabeth Smart on May 8, 2014. “There is so much all of us can do. One person can make a huge difference. All of us should raise our voices so loud and not stop until there is change,” says Elizabeth on the topic of child abuse prevention. Thanks to all in our community who attended. Elizabeth inspired us with her courageous message to remain hopeful in times of crisis and protect & empower children.
Sun Chronicle 5.9.2014  •  Fox 25 Boston Video Clip  •   WPRI Eyewitness News Video Clip    •  Facebook Photo Album 

Healthy Kids Day was filled with fun and creative healthy living activities for the entire family. This day, celebrated by 1,600 YMCAs this year, brought together the community and encouraged healthier behaviors through exercise and nutrition. Held at Patriot Place in Foxboro, our event was supported by dozens of community partners. It was a great way to kick off summer!   Sun Chronicle 4.28.14   •   Franklin Town News     •  Sun Chronicle 5.4.14   •  Facebook Photo Album

Brian Earley and Michael Patch return to lead the charge in the Hockomock Area YMCA’s 2014 Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign. We are recruiting more than 400 volunteers to help tell the story of the Y and its impact. The campaign officially kicked off on March 27th at the our annual breakfast. Volunteers, community partners, and friends came together to help friends and neighbors in need.  Sun Chronicle 3.28.14   •  Reach Out for Youth & Families Video   •  2013 Impact Report

Our 7th Annual Triathlon at Lake Pearl was a great day with proceeds benefitting our Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign.   Milford Daily News 7.20.13   •    Our Facebook Album    •    Sun Chronicle 7.21.13

TPC Boston hosted golf clinics for the Hockomock Area YMCA's Integration Initiative participants and their siblings. Youth had a great day getting lessons from the professional staff and meeting local sports legends who attended to support the initiative.  Sun Chronicle 7.15.13   

A Flag Day Dedication Ceremony on June 14, 2013 honored the memory of Lance Corporal Shayne Cabino of the United States Marine Corps and a Franklin resident. The ceremony featured the unveiling of a memorial on our camp grounds.  Milford Daily News - June 15, 2013   •    Shayne Cabino Flag Day Ceremony - Facebook Album

Rockland Trust is honored with the Y's Red Triangle Award at the Hockomock Area YMCA's annual meeting awards night on May 15.  Rockland Trust was given this prestigious award for their dedication to the Y's mission and the community.     Wrentham Patch - June 20, 20132013 Annual Meeting - Facebook Album

The "K Girls" Celebrated at our Franklin 5K
Kris & Kayla Biagiotti, the first mother-daughter team to complete the Boston Marathon & event founders to honor their deceased husband & father, received their Marathon medals & a citation from Rep. Roy.  Following 2 years of training, the pair was overwhelmed by support from the community.  FranklinMatters.org - June 7, 2013   Franklin 5K - Facebook Album 

We continued the traditions of Father's Day,
strengthening families throughout the year through parent-child programs available in swimming, dance, gymnastics, enrichment, and sports and through community events that bring together people with like interests.  We truly value dads & their impact on their children's lives!   FranklinMatters - June 13, 2013  

Hockomock Y Joined 1,900 YMCA's in Celebrating Healthy Kids Day
The annual Healthy Kids Dany is a national YMCA initiative aimed at improving families' health and well-being. We shared the fun with 2,000 neighbors and friends who came out to share the morning with us at Patriot Place.
The Sun Chronicle - April 24, 2013

Youtube.com - Healthy Kids Day 2013

Brock Boosts Hay Harmony at Local Y
Members of Team HAY Harmony celebrate their victory in the Cannonball contest at the Invensys/Foxboro Y over a team of adults that included former Patriot Pete Brock.  FoxboroReporter.com 5/30/13

Y Puts Focus on Chronic Disease
Hockomock Area YMCA hosted medical summit to address the state of public health in our community. Collaborative intervention and prevention efforts highlighted.  SunChronicle.com 3/30/12


Spier Family Aquatic Center
YMCA volunteers led by Jeff Dufficy, Greg Spier, Danielle Fish & Jay Barrows have raised $647k toward the $913k project cost.  To participate in the Spier $250k Challenge Grant (your donation will be matched) and help raise the needed funds to open by June, please contact Peter Waisgerber,
peterw@hockymca.org

The Power of Y Voices
The Hockomock Area YMCA's annual Reach Out for Youth and Families Breakfast will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012. SunChronicle.com

Hockomock Area YMCA is Patriot Territory
The Invensys Foxboro Branch proudly welcomed New England Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft for a pre-game rally with childcare program participants.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com 1/30/12      necn.com     newenglandpatriots.com     turnto10.com

Legends Ball to Honor Matt Light
thesunchronicle.com
   11/15/11
foxprovidence.com

thesunchronicle.com
10/23/11

Legends Golf at TPC Boston 
thesunchronicle.com 10/12/11

Legends Ball 2011 - spectacular evening for a worthy cause  
bostonherald.com   11/15/11
boston.com

New England Patriots Celebrate Youth Volunteerism
thepatriots.com  FaceBook/newenglandpatriots
foxboroughpatch.com



 

 
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