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April 20, 2011
Multi- island boxing tourney on Saturday

THE Amateur Boxing Association of Grand Bahama is scheduled to host a multi-island tournament involving over 18 boxers from Grand Bahama's YMCA Boxing Club, Genesis Amateur Boxing Club, several clubs from Nassau and one from Inagua.

The event, to be held in conjunction with its co-sponsors - the Pan American and Caribbean Boxing Organisation (PACBO) and SkyBahamas Airline - is all set for 7:30pm Saturday, April 23, at the YMCA.

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April 03, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke visits Freeport

Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -

On March 28-29, 2012, the crew of the U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Ocracoke teamed up with the Bahamas Air - Sea
Rescue Association (BASRA), the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), and
the Bahamas Department of Customs as part of partnership initiatives
coordinated by U.S. Embassy Nassau.

The
Freeport YMCA graciously offered their facility for the USCG, RBDF and
Customs officers to have a hands-on training site where topics such as
defensive tactics, non-compliant suspect escorts, and handcuffing
techniques were reviewed... 

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September 01, 2011
United States Coast Guard Donates Life Jackets on Grand Bahama as Part of the Bahamas Youth Safe Boating Campaign

Freeport, Bahamas - On
Friday, August 19 representatives from the United States Coast Guard
(USCG), Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) and the Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue Association (BASRA) visited the YMCA in Freeport, Grand Bahama to
support of the "Bahamas Youth Safe Boating Campaign".   Nearly 60
enthusiastic children and young adults from the YMCA Youth Summer Camp
and the West End Eco-Fishing Camp participated in the hands-on event. 

The
key message of the campaign is to teach Bahamian youth the appropriate
use of personal flotation devices (PFD) or life jackets, as they are
more commonly known.  U.S. Coast Guard Liaison Officer, LCDR Brian Betz
emphasized the importance of always wearing a life jacket when in or
around water.  With the help of a few eager volunteers LCDR Betz
demonstrated the proper way to wear and maintain the life jackets. 
Senior Lieutenant Eric Strachan, Officer in Charge of the RBDF...

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February 08, 2013
Legacy Baseball pre-season training in February

Legacy to participate in two mini tournaments
this summer

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama...Pre-season training
and workouts continue this and each Saturday throughout February
between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm as the Legacy Baseball/Softball Association
finalizes teams for its upcoming girls softball and boys baseball
seasons which opens on March 2nd, 2013 at the YMCA.

This year
Legacy will be sending two All-Star teams to mini-tournament being setup
by the Bahamas Baseball Federation in Abaco and South Eleuthera, and
would like to expose the best of its players to these competitions,
revealed Eugene Thompson, Legacy President...

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May 18, 2012
Miss Grand Bahama 2012 to be crowned this weekend!

Freeport , Bahamas - The big day has arrived! There are only two more events on the pageant schedule.

Saturday, May 19th is the

Miss Grand Bahama Costume Judging
Competition where the contestants are judged on a national costume that
the winner will wear when she competes internationally later this
year.  The event will be held at the Port Lucaya Marina following a car
parade from the YMCA. 

The

2012 title for Miss Grand Bahama will be  determined this

Sunday, May 20th at
the grand finale event at the Hilton Outten Convention Center with the
pre-show commencing at 8:15pm sharp and the main show at 9pm. Do not be...

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May 15, 2011
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Unveils 8 Contestants for 2011

Freeport, The Bahamas
- On May 13th, the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization
unveiled eight lovely young ladies who are vying to become the next Miss
Grand Bahama for 2011. The event was sponsored by and held poolside at
the Pelican Bay Hotel.

The
girls came out individually in swimsuits and were introduced by past
Miss Grand Bahama 2008, Kerel Pinder, and Karon Pinder-Johnson,
Executive Director of the YMCA.  Then in dresses, the contestants made a
second walk in front of the large crowd of supporters, family and
friends, where they also had the opportunity to introduce themselves and
say a few words on mic...

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March 05, 2013
Legacy Baseball 2013 Season Opens

 



Freeport, Grand Bahama - The opening of the
season for Legacy Baseball & Softball has indeed become a right of
Spring here at the YMCA for young boys, and now young girls on Grand
Bahama; and on their behalf the Officer of the Legacy Baseball
(Softball) Association extend a warm hearty welcome to all to the
opening of the 2013 Season.

Just as Spring foreshadows growth,
again this opening brings with it the promise of being another one in
which our young people will be afforded experiences that will help to
mold them as fine men and women of this community.

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July 23, 2014
YMCA builds tennis center in Freeport

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The YMCA has broken ground for a new four-court tennis center that will offer both youth and adult players the chance to enjoy this popular sport in a safe and professional environment.
"Our new center will provide the best possible tennis experience," said YMCA Executive Director Karen Johnson. "We will offer a full tennis program for all ages and ability levels at a reasonable cost, and thereby create a large pool of players and a social tennis environment that is missing for most on Grand Bahama."
The YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of young people, promoting healthy lives and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
The tennis project was made possible by the contribution of land from the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), as well as the initiative and support of sponsors like Bahamas Hotmix, which is also the main contractor. The grand opening is expected to take place in October.
Freeport's original YMCA facility was built in 1970. It was ground zero for the majority of team sports played on Grand Bahama; creating many local sports heroes, but in 2004 the facility was destroyed by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.
Today's YMCA has been rebuilt and teaches hundreds of children a day through the learn-to-swim program. It also meets the challenge of operating in a community plagued by unemployment and rising criminal activity, involving otherwise idle young men and women in positive physical and character-building activity.
Facilities and programs include soccer, baseball, track and field, martial arts and swimming classes; a fitness center; aerobics classes and after-school homework sessions. About 13,000 preschool and primary school students have already benefited from the SOS (Swim for Ocean Survival) course.
The overall vision for the new YMCA is to build a comprehensive sports and social facility that attracts a broad spectrum of the community through its programs and amenities.

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October 15, 2012
Legacy Baseball / Softball Fall Development Camp opens October 20th

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama's Legacy
Baseball/Softball Association today released the dates for its Fall Development
Camp to be held at the YMCA. Eugene
Thompson, President, advised that the camp will begin on October 20th
at 1:00 pm and will be held each Saturday thereafter through December 15.

The camp is open for baseball to
boys 4-18, and for softball to girls 6-18.

Thompson is urging parents to
register their youngsters for 2013 season in either baseball and/or softball
and ensure that they participate in the development camp...

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October 19, 2012
Legacy Baseball / Softball Fall Development Camp opens October 20th

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama's Legacy
Baseball/Softball Association today released the dates for its Fall Development
Camp to be held at the YMCA. Eugene
Thompson, President, advised that the camp will begin on October 20th
at 1:00 pm and will be held each Saturday thereafter through December 15.

The camp is open for baseball to
boys 4-18, and for softball to girls 6-18.

Thompson is urging parents to
register their youngsters for 2013 season in either baseball and/or softball
and ensure that they participate in the development camp...

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