West Cook YMCA


November 2014 Message from Phillip Jimenez
Published: 11.01.14 - Greetings - Do you remember when Coca-Cola made the ill-fated mistake of changing the original formula of the world's most ubiquitous soft drink? Well, Coca-Cola soon listened to its customers and quickly returned to the original. Yes, listening is far more than hearing. Here at the West Cook YMCA, we've been following the advice my family's elders
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October 2014 Message from Phillip Jimenez
Published: 10.07.14 - Greetings – How do you spell camaraderie? The volunteers, residents, board members, staff, national YMCA team and corporate friends of the West Cook YMCA who actively participated in our two-week end of summer Recess will tell you that their experiences gave new meaning to one of the YMCA’s core missions-- spelled S-P-I-R-I-T. As a newly
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A Summer Recess to Renew, Renovate, Rejuvenate
Published: 08.17.14 - WEST COOK YMCA COMPLETES SUMMER RECESS RENOVATION, RESTORATION, RENEWAL PROJECT OAK PARK – September 4, 2014 – After an intensive two- week Summer Recess to thoroughly restore, renovate and renew the West Cook YMCA building, the facility is open for all to enjoy. "We're most grateful to all who participated in this extensive renovation project
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Fall Clothing Drive dates announced
Published: 08.04.14 - The West Cook YMCA and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago have partnered to help better the community. The Y will be holding clothing drives twice a year to benefit the Foundation and also support the work that Savers (a discount/second-hand store) does in the community. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago collects the used clothing to help
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TOPS swimmers featured on CBS news
Published: 07.15.14 - TOPS swimmers and Coach James Ridgeway were featured this morning on the CBS local news during their chilly swim. Take a look at the video below or view it on the CBS Local website here.
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Olympians Share Views on Practice, Perseverance and Parental Support
Published: 06.22.14 - By Richard Barry OAK PARK, ILL.—June 22, 2014—Wanting to keep up with her older brothers, she laced up her first pair of figure skates at age 3 -- but switched after one week to hockeys. He took to the ice in his early teens, first on figure skates, and then quickly switched to racers. They are Kendall Coyne, 22, and Emery Lehman, 18, members
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Phillip's First Two Weeks
Published: 06.02.14 - Greetings all- In your youth, did you ever pick up a discarded giant cardboard box used to pack a large appliance like a refrigerator, stove or washing machine-punch in a window, a doorway, inscribe the word, "clubhouse," and then invite friends to join you? During my initial weeks as the West Cook YMCA's newly appointed President and CEO, I've
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Fred Hampton Aquatic Center opening this summer!
Published: 05.22.14 - Maywood, ILL - May 22, 2014- Maywood's Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center, at 300 Fred Hampton Way, will be open one day in May - Memorial Day, Monday May 26 from12 noon to 7 p.m. - and then officially will reopen for the summer season beginning Sunday, June 8, and continue through Sunday, August 17, the same hours, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. "The opening of
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