(Official Newsletter of the Pittsburg Y)
The Fall is progressing quickly into winter as the temps have come down. Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is on the horizon. The holiday season is upon us! Thanks to those that helped with the Halloween Carnival. It was a huge success again this year. Peggy continues to poor a lot of care and preparation into this event for the kids. While things continue to progress behind the scenes, there are a couple of new things to share. We received our first play feature for the pool. The “Wiggle Track” is now available for use. We have other play features on order which should make the pool experience more fun for birthday parties and open/family swim. We are also set to have our second Y Health Day on November 14th. Travis Searles from Ascension Via Christi will be here at 9:00 a.m. to talk about Diabetes. We will have a health topic every month on the 2nd Thursday, so come join us. If you have suggestions for topics, please let me know.
We’re closing in on the new year and I know I keep saying we have a lot going on that we’re preparing for 2020. I’ve said this often, but I can’t say it enough, thank you for your patronage as we work to revitalize the Y. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or come see me. I’ll be more than happy to sit down and talk. If you have ideas, we’re always interested to hear what people have to say. Thanks Mike
Youth Programs – Fall Soccer and Flag Football have wrapped up. Basketball has begun with a couple of skills sessions. We will have a skills day with the Pitt State men’s basketball program on November 23rd at 9 a.m. in John Lance Arena. Participants will experience a clinic put on by the Gorilla coaching staff and players. Participants will get in free to the game that day. 3on3 BB tournament sign-up is going on now.
Gymnastics - A Back Handspring Clinic will be held November 16th and their “Mock Meet” which is in-house competition, will take place on November 17th.
Aquatics – The first play feature has arrived and has been installed, the Wiggle Track is in use. Come check it out! November 9th is the “Aqualsalsa-thon.” Cost is $10. All proceeds will go back to purchase equipment for aquatics use. Thank you to Mavis for organizing this event.
Swim Team – Swim Team practice is underway for the winter. Practice is M-F, 3:30-6:00 p.m. They will attend their second fall meet in Wichita on November 9th – 10th.
Dance – Dance will perform at One Love in Olathe on November 9th and at PSU basketball games December 15th and 18th. Costume measuring for recitals will be throughout November. They will also perform at PSU basketball games Dec. 15th and 18th.
These are some of the things that are in-progress. Your help in adapting to the changes and taking care of the facility will make for a smooth transformation and a better Y for all members to enjoy.
If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your support!
Monthly News Letters
"The Buzz" - November 2019
Pittsburg Family YMCA Welcomes Chaplain
At the end of September, Adam Parrish will join the Y staff as a volunteer chaplain. Adam has been the Discipleship Pastor at PittNaz Church in Pittsburg since January of 2017. He and his wife, Sarah, who is an elementary teacher at Meadowlark Elementary have been married since 1997 and have three sons. Having grown up in Central Texas, Adam moved to the Midwest in 1993 to attend college. He has been here ever since, mostly in southern and north central Missouri. Holding various ministry positions since 1996, he received his master’s degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2010. His passion in ministry is any kind of teaching, preaching, writing, or one-on-one conversations where people encounter God’s truth and are helped and transformed because of it.
In his spare time, Adam enjoy sports, working out, woodworking, and hanging out with his family. Coming from Texas, Adam says he bleeds the burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns and the Silver & Blue of the Dallas Cowboys! Regarding joining the Y staff, Adam commented, “I have been a member at the YMCA since arriving in Pittsburg, and I am thankful to now be part of the YMCA family as a volunteer chaplain!” Executive Director Mike Moore commented, “Adam came to me and asked if he could act as our chaplain. I thought it was a great idea. His presence will help us provide a more well-rounded environment for our members and anyone else who wishes to take advantage of Adam’s services.”
Beginning September 30th, Adam will be at The Y on Mondays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to speak with anyone who wishes to utilize his services. His office will be upstairs on the south end of the hallway.
National Gymnastics Day
Shooting Stars Gymnastics participated in the annual Fall Festival Parade in Girard, then hosted a National Gymnastics Day Celebration. The event was free to the public and had fun activities such as bounce houses, hot dogs and snacks, drinks, face painting and games.