• Pickleball Zone Winter Classic

    December 8, 2018 - 8:00am

    Join us for a Pickleball Tournament at the Y-Zone on December 8 & 9. Men's and women's will be played on Saturday, December 8, with mixed playing on Sunday, December 9.

    Skill groups for each day will be 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5+. Each day will start at 8 a.m. but exact start times for each skill group will be announced on Monday, December 3rd.

    Cost is $30 for your first event and $20 for your 2nd event.

    Registration includes free t-shirt and lunch on the day(s) you're registered to play.

    Register online at:

    Additional Info: The Y-Zone has 6 Pickleball courts situated on a synthetic rubber surface. Shower facilities will be available to all players on the day of play. There will be open court play 6-10 pm on Friday, December 7th to get some practice in with your partner before the big day!

    Questions? Please contact Justin at

  • T-Day 5K Run & Walk

    November 22, 2018 - 9:00am

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    9:00 a.m. start

    Join us Thanksgiving morning for our annual 5K Run & Walk. This family-friendly event is for people of all ages. Wheelchairs, strollers and pets on leashes are welcome! Event proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Youth Campaign. Register by November 5 and receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt!

    YMCA Downtown
    20 West Washington Street
    New Castle, PA 16101

    $20 per participant over the age of 6. Children 6 & under free. Register by November 5 and receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt.

    Register online or download a paper registration form and submit it with payment to the YMCA.

    The race starts at 9 a.m. in front of the YMCA Downtown. Race packets and t-shirts may be picked up at the downtown Y from 7:30-8:40 a.m. Complimentary refreshments are provided at the finish line. Awards will be given to top male and female overall finishers and top three finishers in each age group. (Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)

    The course winds through downtown New Castle. View course map online.

    Parking is available in the YMCA lot located at the corner of West Washington Street & the Columbus Innerbelt, next to Burger King.

    Restrooms are available inside the YMCA before and during the race. 

    Calling all volunteers & helpers! We're looking for several people to help at registration and along the route. Email Michelle Swogger to sign up, or call 724-658-4766.

    Many thanks to our event sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor the T-Day 5K, download a sponsorship form.

    Ameriprise Financial

    ​Refresh Dental

    Neshannock Lions Club

    Pizza Joe's & Daystar Marketing

    DJ Ray


    November 20, 2018 - 8:00am

    Tuesday, November 20
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Join us for the Tom Robinson Memorial Thanksgiving Praise Breakfast, which will be held in the gymnasium of the downtown branch of the New Castle Community YMCA. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to enjoy breakfast, fellowship, and prayer at this FREE community breakfast. 

    Join us for fellowship, thanks giving, and prayer. Guests will enjoy and inspirational message and uplifting music as they give thanks with fellow community members.

    Many thanks to Medure's Catering for generously providing the breakfast that will be served.

    This event is held in memory of Tom Robinson, YMCA Board Member, who lived the YMCA’s mission of “putting Christian principles into practice.”

  • Salute to Courage 2018

    September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Thursday, September 27  5:00 p.m.
    Villa Banquet Center

    Please note, this event is SOLD OUT. If you would like added to the waiting list please contact Nancy at

    Join us as we honor Joshua Lamancusa with the Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute to Courage Award at our annual dinner event on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The event will be held at the Villa Banquet Center with the reception to begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:00 p.m.

    $65/person or $600/table of 10
    Tickets can be purchased online or at the downtown branch at 20 West Washington St, New Castle PA 16101.

    About the Award
    Jack & Nancy Flannery exemplified servant leadership, commitment to our community, and the YMCA’s core values. For those reasons, and more, the Y is pleased to honor their legacies with an annual award.  This award is presented to a person, or group of people, who embody the spirit of courage which is defined as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, and/or pain, in spite of fear, or the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs and/or convictions.”   

    About the Recipient
    Joshua Lamancusa exemplifies courage, commitment to building a strong Lawrence County, and the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Joshua has a passion for cultivating partnerships within the community, which has broadened the reach of the District Attorney’s Office creating a wave of positive developments throughout Lawrence County.

    Sponsorship & Other Opportunities
    Download a sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship and recognition opportunities available.

    All proceeds from the event benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides life-changing programs and memberships to more than 1,000 youth, adults, older adults and families every year. The Y counts on the generosity of our members and partners to keep our doors open to all.

  • 2018 Spin-a-thon

    September 8, 2018 - 9:00am

    Join us to #spinforkidz at the New Castle Community YMCA's 3rd Annual Spin-a-thon. Enjoy a beautiful morning spinning around the fountain outside the downtown New Castle YMCA. Event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes prizes, enthusiastic instructors, a live DJ, and local radio stations. Participants enjoy a 30 minute outdoor spin led by one of the YMCA's spin instructors.

    Participate as an individual or with a group of friends and help local children!  100% of the money raised goes directly to the New Castle Community YMCA's Annual Youth Campaign, which serves thousands of local kids every year through mentoring, education, athletic programs and more. Because of you, the Y can invest more than $200,000 into local children every year.

    30-minute spin session: $40 
    60-minute spin session: $70
    90-minute spin session: $95

    Plus, register by August 17 and receive a free event shirt!

    Register online or bring your completed registration form to the downtown YMCA at 20 West Washington St. New Castle PA 16101.

    All participants must be 16 years of age or older and medically cleared to exercise. 

    Questions? Call 724-658-4766.

  • National Day of Prayer Breakfast

    May 3, 2018 - 8:00am

    Thursday, May 3
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Join us for the Tom Robinson Memorial Day of Prayer Breakfast, which will be held in the gymnasium of the downtown branch of the New Castle Community YMCA. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to enjoy breakfast, fellowship, and prayer at this FREE community breakfast. We will join in a day of prayer with people across the country to pray for each other, our communities, and our nation. 

    We are excited to welcome Jordan Rimmer as this year's speaker. Jordan is currently a pastor with Northminster Presbyterian Church of New Castle, PA. He was previously the pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Brighton, PA. He is married to Mandy and the father of Jayden, Morgan, Colvin, and Eden. You can find him online at

    The event will also include the musical talents of Michael & Katie Daugherty.  Michael & Katie have been married for four years and have served in multiple ministries around the world. You may recognize them from previous Community Breakfast events and we're excited to welcome them back again.

    Many thanks to Medure's Catering for generously providing the breakfast that will be served.

    This event is held in memory of Tom Robinson, YMCA Board Member, who lived the YMCA’s mission of “putting Christian principles into practice.”

  • Help Jon Walk 5k

    April 25, 2018 - 11:00am

    Saturday, June 23
    9:00 a.m.

    Join us for a 5K run/walk to benefit Jonathan Wherry. Jon, a former cross country and track runner at Neshannock High School and Ohio Northern University, was recently paralyzed in a car accident. He is making remarkable improvements but has exhausted insurance benefits. Funds raised through this event will help him continue rehabilitation to get back into the community! 

    Cost: $20 
    Location: The Y-Zone, 428 Eleanor Drive, New Castle, PA 16105
    Register by June 9 and receive a FREE event shirt!


    Charitable donations for the 5K run/walk can be made at three sponsorship levels:
    PLATINUM --- $1000 Start & Finish Line Signage, shirt logo
    GOLD---$500 will include mile marker in your name, shirt logo
    SILVER---$250 will include sign recognition , shirt logo
    BRONZE---$100 will include shirt logo

    Sponsors are welcome to provide business cards, flyers or other promotional items for placement in runner’s bags or to advertise at the event in person. To become a sponsor, please send a .pdf, .jpg, or .tif file to or mail or drop off a business card, flyer or logo with your sponsorship check, (made payable to New Castle YMCA, note “Wherry 5K” on check) to the address below.

    New Castle YMCA
    c/o Wherry 5K
    20 W Washington Street
    New Castle, PA 16101

    Please call any one of us if you have any questions:
    Le Roy S. Clark II, Co-Race Director

    John Cournan, Co-Race Director

    Jeff Covelli, Co-Race Director

  • Healthy Kids Day 2018

    April 21, 2018 - 11:00am

    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Save the date and plan to join us at the downtown YMCA branch for a day of fun and active play for your entire family. Healthy Kids Day® is a part of the Y-USA’s initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. 

    Healthy Kids Day® encourages kids to play more to build a lifetime of healthier habits that help them grow and thrive. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

    This event is offered in partnership with the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence CountyFirst Assembly of God and Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County. We'll have the streets closed down with fun activities taking place in and around the area of the Y, including:

    • sports & activities for all ages
    • inflatable bounce houses
    • fun fitness demos
    • music
    • face painting
    • games
    • live entertainment
    • baseball bat making demonstrations
    • strolling balloon artists
    • Humvee from the national guard
    • Pool safety demonstrations
    • Walk for Justice
    • Teddy Bear Clinic
    • and more!

    Download the full schedule of activities (subject to change).

    Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the sponsorship brochure to learn more.

  • Pickleball Marathon

    April 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

    Enjoy a day of great play for a terrific cause! All proceeds benefit the New Castle YMCA’s Youth Campaign.

    Play for the whole day or half the day, and enjoy skill events including Serving, Dinking, 3rd Shots, and Lobs. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each event. Plus, try your luck at the chinese auction!

    While waiting for your next game, you will be able to play cornhole, bocce, ladder golf, try your luck at the chinese auction, or just enjoy the company of the great people in attendance!

    All attendees will receive a free Pickleball Marathon shirt with their registration. Any full day registrants whom actually stay the whole day will receive an additional “I survived the Pickleball Marathon” long sleeve tee!

    Registration options:

    • Morning 9am-2pm ($50):
      1 meal and snacks/drinks, 3 chinese auction tickets, and entrance into 1 skill event.
    • Evening 2pm-7pm ($50):
      1 meal and snacks/drinks, 3 chinese auction tickets, and entrance into 1 skill event
    • Full Day 9am-7pm ($90):
      2 meals and snacks/drinks, 10 chinese auction tickets, and entrance into 3 skill events

    Download a registration form, or stop by either branch to register in person. Contact Justin via email or at 724-658-9211 with any questions.

  • Black Friday Lock-In

    November 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Friday, November 24
    8:00 p.m. - Midnight

    Drop the kids off for a fun night of activities, games and snacks at the Y-Zone while you enjoy a night out! We have an evening of basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, soccer and dodgeball planned. We'll also provide snacks and refreshments.

    Ages: 8 - 15
    Cost: $15 per person, payable at the door. 

    Please note, there is no pre-registration for this event, parents will just need to sign a waiver and pay during drop-off. We'll have waiver forms available at the door, however if you'd like to complete one in advance, you can download and print a form.