March into the Y for Easter Fun

March 5, 2013

Savings, Games, Good Food and Easter-themed fun await you this month

NEW CASTLE, Pa., March 5, 2013 – March blew in like a lion at the New Castle Community YMCA, bringing with it lots of Easter savings and ways to support our youth and neighbors in need. If you haven’t been by the Y lately, hop in this month because there’s much to see and do!

Stuff Your Basket: From March 4-8, the Scholastic Book Fair is on display in the Y’s Child Development Center. Books make a great Easter gift and you can stuff your basket full of ’em. A portion of every book sold helps provide books for our child care and preschool children. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a Summer Day Camp brochure and register before April 15 to save 50 percent off your children’s registration fee.

Zumbathon (Shake it for Scholarships): Get your groove on at a Zumbathon to support the Y’s Youth Scholarship Fund on Sat, March 9. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a DJ will play Latin-inspired dance beats for you to enjoy and techno lights will provide a fun atmosphere. Zumbathon tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the YMCA Downtown or Y-Zone.

Pick your Savings: Through March 31, new members can save $10-$50 instantly when they play our “Pick Your Savings” game. When signing up for a membership, guests will have the opportunity to pick an Easter egg from our basket which will reveal their savings off the join fee.

To sweeten the deal for members, a $50 gift certificate to Chuck Tanner’s Restaurant, is up for grabs. Members may enter the gift certificate raffle every time they bring a guest through March 28.  The winner of the drawing will be announced on the 28 and may be claimed in time to use at Tanner’s on Easter Sunday.

March Madness (members only): Are you mad for NCAA basketball? Play March Madness at the Y and you’ll win something every time your team wins. To play, just contribute $10 or more to the Youth Scholarship Fund at the YMCA Downtown or Y-Zone. You will be assigned a team to follow throughout the tournament. Prizes for winning:

Each Game: A guest pass to share with a friend

Final Four Qualifiers: A 30-day extension on your membership

National Champion: Free, one year youth or adult membership

You must register to play March Madness before St. Patrick’s Day. The bracket is limited to 64 participants and you may only purchase one assigned team. Look for other ways to get involved in March Madness on our Facebook page or call Membership Director Erik Raney, 724.658.4766, for information.

It’s a Good Friday: Join us March 29 at 8 a.m. for our annual Good Friday Breakfast to include a full, complimentary breakfast. The United Way’s Executive Director, Gayle Young, will share an inspirational message and the children’s choir from Bible Way Church of God will provide special music.

Stop in to see us at the YMCA Downtown or Y-Zone in March to take advantage of all the savings, games, good food and Easter-themed fun. Go to for news, schedules and events.

About the Y

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