December 01, 2011

WHAT:

The YMCA of Central Florida will launch its new Y Golf and Learning Center after school program at the Tangelo Park YMCA Family Center on Thursday, December 1 from noon – 3 p.m. The program will be on display at a presentation luncheon and ribbon cutting ceremony that will also include a demonstration.

Orange County has invested $1.3 million over a four year period to renovate the Pocket Park at Tangelo Park and revitalize the golf facility by installing a new high quality and low maintenance putting green surface and hitting bay net. The Y partnered with Orange County Public Schools to offer Y Golf at the updated facility to introduce kids to the popular sport and teach critical life skills, including the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, faith and responsibility “one swing at a time.” The program will be offered to 3rd – 5th grade students. Y Golf events will also engage the local community in positive activities and help keep kids off the street.

Y Golf is one of many youth development programs led by the Y in the Tangelo Park community with the goal to engage children and teens through positive, fun activities with an educational component. The after school program provides kids with homework help and life skills learning while also offering them access to a sport they might not otherwise have access to. This program was created with support from Y community partnerships with Orange County and Orange County Public Schools.

The Y is currently exploring the possibility to replicate the Y Golf after school program at several Family Centers, including its Wayne Densch, South Orlando and Osceola County locations.

WHO:

Open to the public; Representatives from YMCA of Central Florida, Orange County, Orange County Public Schools and Tangelo Park Program Advisory Board will also be in attendance.

WHEN:

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Noon – 2 p.m. Presentation Luncheon
2 – 3 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Y Golf Demonstration

WHERE:

Tangelo Park YMCA Family Center
5160 Pueblo Street
Orlando, FL 32819

RSVP:

Seating is limited. Please RSVP via email to Mina Ford at [email protected] by Monday, November 21.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda Forbes, APR
407.883.8993
[email protected]