Football season comes but once a year

What happened to my Cleveland Browns? My Miami Dolphins? My Pittsburgh Steelers? Oh, that’s right, they won! Why am I concerned about these teams and this sport of football?

Because with the start of the football season, my mindset gets into the start of fall and what this means to the members of the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Member Get a member Month continues at the Y. Bring in a friend to join the Y and when they do, you both will receive a Greater Marco YMCA gym bag available in various colors. Offer good through September 30.

The United Way “Walk for the Way” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Collier County Regional Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. It’s only $10 to register and you can walk with the Y Team. We would love to have you walk with us.

Call Steve at the desk to register with credit card at 394-3144, ext. 228, or stop by the customer service desk with cash or check. Registration continues until Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The months of October, November and December are exciting ones at the Y, because of the start of programs that are popular for the members and exciting to implement for the staff.

The programs for the month of October include T-Ball and Fitness for kids ages 3-5. This is a great program for kids in that it develops teamwork, agility and physical fitness that will translate to their daily lives. This program begins on Oct. 2.

The last class for the year to learn to swim with Dottie is scheduled for Oct. 12 through 22. Then, Dottie will get ready for mah jongg lessons and the popular Tuesday afternoon bingo. Swim lessons will resume in March 2010.

Irish step dance classes for children and adults continue through October, with teacher Catherine Gorman. The students in her class are having a great time learning this old-style ethnic dance. Classes will continue each month and you can join at any time.

Connie Kormanyos, tennis director, say tennis classes for kids will continue to be offered through October and November. Boys and Girls can start taking lessons at the age of 4 and continue through the program to the junior level. Also available are tennis lessons for adults and lessons for groups can be scheduled. The round robin schedule is available online or in the Eye on the Y. There is a play time for men and women or mixed sets available throughout the week. You need to pre-register for this program by calling Connie at 394-3144, ext. 224.

New programs that will be offered in the coming months include Zumba for Kids, Conversational Spanish for Adults and Girls Volleyball.

Adult Coed Volleyball’s Fall session begins at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12. Teams can register for $325 or individuals can join for $75. You must be at least 16 to play in this league. Sign-ups continue to Oct. 2.

The National YMCA Week of Prayer will be held the week of Nov. 9-16. The Greater Marco Family YMCA will host some exciting events during the week. More information will be forthcoming.

Youth socials for grades 3-5 are in the works, Holiday Camp will be offered during December school break and other special events will be forthcoming. Have a great week and stop by for a tour at your Greater Marco Family YMCA today.

The Greater Marco Island Family YMCA provides this column to keep you the readers informed about the group. If your club or organization is interested in submitting a column or content, please contact Editor Bill Green at

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