YMCA Accepts Donation of Philip Morris Property in West Louisville

The Greater Louisville YMCA has accepted a combined $1 million cash and property donation from Philip Morris USA. The company donated property at Broadway and 18th Streets where the YMCA will build a new facility in partnership with the University of Louisville. YMCA President Steve Tarver says the organization was interested in the location, but… Continue reading YMCA Accepts Donation of Philip Morris Property in West Louisville

Mentoring Program Faces Volunteer Shortage

The YMCA of Louisville’s mentoring program is having difficulty recruiting adult volunteers for its Children of Prisoners program. Case manager Dave Washer says the program has up to thirty children between the ages of 11 and 15. He says they have 25 children enrolled in the program and ready to be matched with an adult… Continue reading Mentoring Program Faces Volunteer Shortage

YMCA to Waive Membership Requirement Next Week

Next week, the YMCA of Greater Louisville will open its doors for one week to all residents of the area, without a membership requirement. YMCA of Greater Louisville President and CEO Steve Tarver says it’s an effort to increase the well-being of the whole community. He says residents of Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham counties in… Continue reading YMCA to Waive Membership Requirement Next Week

New Program Addresses Childhood Obesity

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has launched a new program to help combat childhood obesity in a state that has more overweight children than 48 others. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The program — called Healthy for Life — is housed in the Children’s Hospital Foundation Building downtown (601 S. Floyd St.) and… Continue reading New Program Addresses Childhood Obesity