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the Foxboro Y


All that’s happening at the Foxboro Y.

Posted on: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Member Appreciation Activities

Thank you for being an important member of our Y family! Join us beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017 through Friday, October 27, 2017 for a ton of fun free activities and giveaways IN FOXBORO:

SATURDAY

  • 9am-11am Fresh fruit in the lobby. Enter our raffle to win a free YMCA birthday party
  • 9am-10am Cardio Hip Hop Zumba battle
  • 12:30pm-6pm Free swimming with pumpkins. Enter our raffle to win a candle gift basket

SUNDAY

  • 8am-2pm Water bottle giveaway for sports league participants
  • 9am-12pm Flower seed giveaway

MONDAY

  • 9am-11am Free child ID kits courtesy of New York Life
  • 3pm-5pm Free STEM activity in the lobby
  • 6pm-8pm Make your own trail mix bar in the lobby

TUESDAY

  • 9am-11am Update your membership information at our Y and receive a free gift
  • 9am-11am Marathon Sports complimentary stride/gait assessment. Enter our gift card raffle
  • 3pm-5pm Styku body scan demos in the lobby. Enter our 5 Wits raffle

WEDNESDAY

  • 9am-11am Free coffee and muffins in the lobby with our Aquatics Director Rob Houston
  • 9am-11am Active Older Adults Breakfast in the Teen Center
  • 10am-11am Free take home craft for kids
  • 3pm-5pm Flower giveaway
  • 3pm-5pm Bounce house party with a healthy snack in the gymnasium

THURSDAY

  • 9:30am-11am Free coffee and a healthy snack in the lobby
  • 9:30am-11am Free massages courtesy of Bay State Physical Therapy
  • 3pm-5pm Free smoothies in the lobby with Nutrition Director Lauren Hynes
  • 6pm-8pm Free press-on tattoos for kids. Enter our Unlikely Story raffle

FRIDAY

Posted on: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Double Double,Toil & Trouble
Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble!

It’s that time of year…
SPOOKY GAMES is here!

WHERE: North Attleboro, Franklin, & Foxboro Branches

WHEN: October 27th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

We are conjuring up a wicked time with face painting, jumpy house, crafts, games & more. The theme for the night is Wizards & Witches. Pizza slices & water will be available for $1.00 each. And don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume!

Highlights:

North Attleboro Branch:
Magic Shop, Wand Creations, Witchcraft Room, and a spooktacular Photo Booth.

Foxboro Branch:
Witch Hat Ring Toss, Mummy Bowling, and Spider Web Splat.

Franklin Branch:
Wizard of Oz Room—watch out for the witch and wizard, Spooktacular Photo Booth, Wand Creations, and Haunted Woods.*

*Franklin’s Haunted Woods Tour is for kids ages 7 years & older and runs from 6:30-8:00pm. The cost is $4.00 per person. Proceeds support the Franklin Y Branch’s Teen Leaders Club.

Questions?

Contact Bridget McEachern in North Attleboro: bridgetm@hockymca.org
Contact Ashli Phillips in Foxboro: ashlip@hockymca.org
Contact Brandi Jacobs in Franklin: brandij@hockymca.org

Posted on: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Basketball & Cheerleading Teams are forming now (3-11yr olds)

Everybody plays, everybody wins

Millions of people have been introduced to sports at YMCAs. Whether your child is just starting, new to team sports, or playing regularly, the Y’s youth basketball leagues are worth checking out. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is dedicated to building a stronger community by offering programs that support exercise and physical fitness, regardless of age, income or background.

For over a century, we’ve served as the entry into sports and fitness for youth. Not only was basketball invented by a YMCA institution, but the game’s first professional team came from a Y. We look forward to honoring the Y’s rich history as the founder of basketball this winter. See you on the courts!

 Teams now forming. runs: December 2 – January 27

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE PREP (3 YRS)

Develop the fundamental skills of basketball in a group class setting. Children will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense as well as basic game play.
45-MINUTE SATURDAY CLASS: @FOXBORO and @NORTH ATTLEBORO. Time: 9AM
cost: $71 (member), $107 (program member)

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (3–8 YRS)

Focus is on skill development, sportsmanship, and fun. Practices are developed to meet the needs of each group. The first 3 weeks are devoted to practice and the last 5 weeks to games. cost: $42 (family-type member), $84 (youth member), $126 (program member) 1-HR ON SATURDAYS:

  • @FOXBORO 4 YRS 10:00am; 5–6 YRS 11:15am 12:30pm 3:00pm; 7–8 YRS 1:45pm 3:00pm
  • @FRANKLIN 3–4 YRS 10:15am; 5–6 YRS 11:30am; 7–8 YRS 12:45pm
  • @NORTH ATTLEBORO 4 YRS 10:00am; 5–6 YRS 11:00am; 7–8 YRS 12:00pm

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (9–11 YRS)

We offer league play for kids ages 9-11 and (new this year!) we provide families the flexibility of signing up by day. A perfect option for those who cannot commit to all 8 weeks. cost: $42 (family-type member), $84 (youth member), $126 (program member); or $11/day (member), $17/day (program member) 1-HR ON SATURDAYS:

  • @FRANKLIN 1:45pm
  • @NORTH ATTLEBORO 1:00pm
  • and 1-HR ON FRIDAYS: @FOXBORO 6:00pm

CHEERLEADING LEAGUE (6-9–YRS)

For girls, we also offer a beginner cheerleading program with the opportunity to learn routines and cheer at games held during the second half of the season. Includes jumps, tumbling & cheering. Practice 4 weeks then cheer at 4 games. cost: $57 (family-type member), $114 (youth member), $171 (program member) 1-HR ON SATURDAYS:

  • @NORTH ATTLEBORO 1:00pm
  • Cheerleading Prep (4-5 YRS) is also offered @NORTH ATTLEBORO 45 min. on Saturdays at 10:00am cost: $71 (member), $107 (program member)

Register to Play in Foxboro

Register to Play in Franklin

Register to Play in North Attleboro

Register to Cheer in North Attleboro

Posted on: Monday, October 9th, 2017

Winter Weigh to Change Program

“The YMCA saved my life” explains Kelly DeMartinis, Hockomock Area YMCA member. “I have many health issues. I brought my cholesterol and trygyceride levels back to normal where before they were very high.”

throughout her 3 sessions on the Weigh to Change program, Kelly lost a total of 42 pounds and 19.5% of body fat by improving her nutrition and exercise.

DeMartinis calls the Y her ‘home away from home.’ She embarked on her weight loss journey on December 31, 2016 and has not only shed pounds and inches but also learned many lessons on living healthier since then. She fuels her body with a protein-rich diet, does not skip meals, reads labels while grocery shopping and now enjoys drinking a lot of water and eating nuts and fruits. “Treat your body like a Ferrari, always pump the good fuel in,” she says.

Our Weigh to Change program offers a great opportunity to support and guide you in your quest to look and feel better. In fact, for 2017 so far (3 sessions @ 10 weeks each), 155 WTC participants lost a total of 1,445 pounds and 1,631 inches

Registration is now open for our winter program.

The 10-week winter Weigh to Change program runs November 1st through January 10th.


Learn more at an information session:

Bernon Family (Franklin) Branch
45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 9:30am
  • Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:30pm

Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street, Foxboro, MA 02067

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 9:30am
  • Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:30pm

North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 9:30am
  • Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:00pm

The Weigh to Change program offers support and education in both areas of fitness and nutrition. By combining physical training and better nutrition, participants will benefit in the most successful way to achieve weight loss. Participants will be challenged throughout the ten weeks with personal training, nutrition guidance, group workouts, and friendly challenge competitions.

Specifically the Weigh to Change Program includes:

  • Weekly individual 30-minute personal training session
  • Individual nutrition counseling with nutritionist
  • Minimum of three weekly group training sessions
  • Weekly nutrition and physical challenges
  • Two Nutrition workshops
  • Grocery store education tours
  • Before & after Styku 3-D body scans
  • Entry into a local road race

The cost of the program is $499 for Hockomock Area YMCA Members and $599 for Hockomock Area YMCA Program Members (over an $800 value). Payment plan available.


REGISTER HERE FOR WEIGH TO CHANGE

This holiday season, give the gift of good health to yourself and your family …you’ll be so glad you did!

Posted on: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Golf with Legends

Welcome to the 8th Annual Legends Golf Classic!

We are happy to hold this event and raise critical funds that support our YMCA’s Integration Initiative providing programs and services for children with special needs and their families.

For the 8th year, we are hosted by our friends at TPC Boston. TPC Boston has wholeheartedly embraced the Integration Initiative and continues to create life-long memories for some very special kids. Our partnership with TPC Boston continues to grow and impact children with special needs including the following events: The Legends Golf Classic, the summer Golf Clinics for our Integration Initiative participants, participation at the Dell Technologies Championship and even the opportunity for kids to take part in programs at TPC Boston.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to hear from family members describing the impact you are making by partnering with the Hockomock Area YMCA and supporting our innovative Integration Initiative. On behalf of the more than 1,000 families of children with special needs we work with, thank you for your participation, involvement and thoughtful generosity.

EVENT DETAILS

10:00am Registration / Check-in
10:45am Putting Contest
11:00am Shotgun Start
(Lunch on the course)
4:30 p.m. Reception / Dinner / Live Auction
 TPC BOSTON, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA

Thank you to our Legends Golf Classic Committee for helping to making this event possible. Committee members: Joe Andruzzi, Dick Bowen, Rich Brady, Peter Brock (chair), Wally Cekala, Steve Doherty, Brian Earley, Dave Hobaica, Dan Kennedy, Steve King, Jeff Mann, Bart Munroe, Mark Nowosielski, Tim O’Neill, David Presutti, Dan Waslewski, Peter Zampine.

Thank you also to our Presenting Sponsor CVS Health and our Gold Sponsor TPC Boston. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

An Evening of Distinction, Legends Ball – November 28 at Lake Pearl

OPPORTUNITY
INCLUSION
IMPACT

TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Join us for an evening of distinction featuring New England sports legends and honoring our 2017 Legends Award Honoree for his passion and commitment to children with special needs and their families.

Cocktail Reception 6:00pm
Introduction of Legends 7:15pm
Dinner with Legends 8:00pm
 Lake Pearl 299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA

Our Hockomock Area YMCA’s Integration Initiative continues to provide unique, innovative and impactful opportunities for children with special needs and their families. The Integration Initiative was created to meet an emerging need in the communities we serve, recognizing the importance of supporting children with special needs and their families, nurturing a community of inclusion at our YMCA.

Since 2004, more than 1,000 children and families have participated in our Initiative. Many participants have grown up in the program and families continue to look to our Y to provide more opportunities as children transition into the challenges of young adulthood.

Thank you for your role in creating a culture of inclusion and diversity celebrated at our YMCA every day. The important funds raised through your support and generosity make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people and their families.

Presenting Sponsor: CVS Health


Sponsorship information is available here. Please contact Bill Chouinard at billc@hockymca.org or call 508-643-5251 with questions. We kindly request RSVP’s be received before November 10, 2017.

pictured: 2016 Legends Honoree Rob Ninkovich

Posted on: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Our New Fall 2 Youth Programs

Our upcoming programs are open for enrollment and are about encouraging active and connected lifestyles as we move beyond camp toward basketball, holiday performances, and more. Besides the staple programs at our YMCAs, such as Swim Lessons and Preschool Sports, check out these new ones. The Youth Development Program Guide has all the details.

NEW THIS FALL 2
Basketball Skills (for ages 5-12)
Volleyball (@ the North Attleboro Y for ages 8-11)
Pickleball (@ the Franklin Y for ages 9-13)

NEW DROP-IN SPORTS
Youth Basketball League (YBL) (for ages 9-11)
Teams are now forming for our Basketball Leagues – read more here.

NEW FITNESS CLASSES
Kids Running Club (@ the Foxboro Y for ages 3-14)
Run Kid Run (@ the North Attleboro Y for ages 9-12 and @ the Franklin Y for ages 8-12)
Youth Fitness Swim (@ the Franklin Y for ages 13-18)
Intramural Swim Team (for ages 6-13)
Jr Masters Swim Team (@ the Franklin Y for ages 12-16)

NEW STEM CLASSES
App Design (for Grades 3-8)
Kitchen Science (for preschool through Grade 5)
Webcasting (for Grades 3-8)
3D Printing (for Grades 3-8)

NEW ENRICHMENT SERIES (@ North Attleboro) – Read more
Sprouts » ages 1-2
Caterpillars » ages 2-3
Cocoon » ages 3-4
Butterflies » ages 4-5

Enroll Today!

The 8-week session will run 10/30-12/23/17. No paid classes on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Friday, September 1st, 2017

Where Family Moments Matter

In today’s world people need a place that is kind, welcoming, and supportive. Our Y is that place-where adults find life balance, children reach their full potential, seniors find camaraderie, and families experience meaningful moments. From A to Z, the Hockomock Area YMCA connects people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

In Aquatics, we teach swimming and water safety, and lead our Adventures in Respect anti-bullying program for students to address bullying through our ropes challenge courses.

There’s Basketball and Boot camp, and our Commitment to Child Protection as well as Confidential financial assistance for membership, programs, childcare and camp.

Our Y offers a Diabetes Prevention program, Enrichment, and quality Education in our licensed infant through school-age childcare which offers iPad curriculum, homework support, nutrition, STEM, swim, and sports.

From Family events and Food Drives, to Gymnastics and Group Exercise, our Y contributes to healthier lives.

Our Y is an Inclusive organization for all men, women, and children and a Nonprofit that has the presence and partnerships to deliver positive change.

We teach Pilates as well as Prescription for a Healthy Lifestyle programs providing health management to address and support specific challenges associated with cancer, heart disease, and pediatric obesity.

Our 2016 Reach Out for Youth and Families campaign provided $2,017,570 in Scholarship aid to help children learn to Swim, play Soccer, perform in Theatre productions, and more. We believe everyone should have such opportunities regardless of ability to pay.

Each year, hundreds of dedicated Volunteers give time, talent, and treasure to help our Y make an impact in the 15 communities we serve.

“The Hockomock Y is a welcoming environment, very open and engaging, where people walk by and they smile,” explains Y member Kofi Dwomoh.

Meet me at the Y, where family moments matter.

Posted on: Sunday, August 27th, 2017

The Foxboro 5K

THE FOXBORO 5K Run • Walk

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 15, 2017

9:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run (1 Mile)
10:00 a.m. 5K Race Begins

Invensys Foxboro YMCA
67 Mechanic St. Foxboro, MA

Our Kids fun run kicks off a great community event, which includes our 5K Run/Walk, family activities and a DJ. All proceeds support the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth and Families Annual Campaign.

We’ll run in memory of Michael Baker, Linda Cavossa and Jackie Thomas.

EVENT DETAILS

8:00am – Walk-In Registration & Pre-Reg. Bib Pick-up
9:00am – Kids Fun Run (1 mile ) Ages 4 and up
10:00am – Race Begins
9:00am-12:00pm – Family Activities and D.J.
View the course map

Register Today!
Walk-in’s are welcome on Sunday!

Register before September 29th to receive a T-shirt. All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. Runner’s bag, medal and bib will go to all 5K runners in this official timed race (ages 4+).

For race related questions contact Abby Wills at abbyw@hockymca.org.

For LIVESTRONG at the YMCA race related questions contact Maureen Delaney at maureend@hockymca.org.

Posted on: Monday, August 21st, 2017

Our Part Day Preschool Programs – Enrolling Now

We offer part day preschool programs to enhance the social and academic skills of children ages 2.9 to 5 years old. The program focuses on activities that promote character development including caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The preschool staff strive to create a warm, structured environment in which preschool children develop a positive self-image through activities which enhance individual skills as well as positive group interaction. Unique lessons are brought to life in fun and imaginative ways.

Additionally, teachers guide students in learning new motor and academic skills through activities in reading, science and math, using a STEM curriculum and our iPad technology program. We emphasize listening and verbal skills that prepare children for school.

Our curriculum also includes physical activities such as gymnastics, swim and sports to keep kids active. We introduce our preschoolers to a range of learning opportunities in a structured environment, providing a well-rounded school readiness program.

The part day preschool takes place at the Bernon Family and North Attleboro YMCA branches, as well as the Mansfield Arts & Education Center, and is available in five, three, and two day sessions. The program observes the following schedule:

  • 5 Days: Monday-Friday, 9am-11:30am (Extended session: 9am-1pm)
  • 3 Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9am-11:30am (Extended session: 9am-1pm)
  • 2 Days: Tuesday/Thursday, 9am-11:30am (Extended session: 9am-1pm)

For additional information, or to enroll your child in the program, please contact:

  • Bernon Family YMCA Childcare: 774-235-2745
  • North Attleboro YMCA Childcare: 508-643-5242
  • Mansfield Arts & Education Center Preschool: 508-339-3066