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The Y. We’re More Than a Gym. We’re A Cause

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As a reader of our “Who, What, When — and Y” blog, you know full well the good The Westport Weston Family Y tries to do for our members and entire community every day. From advocacy to youth development, and everything in between, the Y is a nonprofit committed to strengthening family, community and so […] [Read More]
The new Y will feature an innovative Child Watch/Kids Adventure Gym area just inside the main lobby.

Advice from the Y on Year-end Charitable Giving

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As we prepare to “close the books” on a wonderful and historic year for our Family Y, we thank our 5,000 members and many supporters for their essential support. In 2013, we celebrated the 90th year of serving our community. And as we watched our modern new home rise from the ground at our Mahackeno […] [Read More]

Amazon Gives the Family Y a New Reason to ‘Smile’

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Thanks to online retail giant Amazon, supporters of the Westport Weston Family Y and other nonprofit organizations have a new and convenient way to give – and to keep giving. Through a new initiative called Amazon Smile, the company is now offering customers the option to donate 0.5 percent of the price of many purchases […] [Read More]

The Y: We’re More Than You Know. We’re A Cause

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Everyone has heard of the Y. Since 1923, the Westport Weston Family Y has had a tremendous impact on our community, touching lives of all ages. But there’s so much more to the Y than many people realize. The Y enriches everybody in our community, whether they use the facility or not, by keeping our […] [Read More]

The Y’s 2013 Strong Kids Triathlon: Highlights and Top Finishers

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The stormy skies from the night before gave way to a breezy, bright blue just in time for the seventh annual Strong Kids Triathlon, hosted by the Westport Weston Family Y and contested at Staples High School, Sunday morning, Sept. 22. Scores of young athletes swam, cycled and ran their way to medals and trophies […] [Read More]

Family Y Strong Kids Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 22 at Staples

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The Family Y’s 7th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon takes place the morning of Sunday, Sept. 22, at Staples High School. This fun, festive event helps raise awareness — and funds — for the Family Y’s annual fundraising effort. Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and a medal as […] [Read More]

Mighty Moss Half Iron Triathlon, Sunday in Norwalk

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The 2nd Annual Mighty Moss Half Iron Triathlon takes place on Sunday, June 30, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. The race features a 1.2 mile swim in the Sound, a 56-mile bike ride on local bike-friendly routes and finishes with a 13.1 mile run. Billed as a final tune-up for racers doing the Ironman […] [Read More]

Family Y’s 35th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim Set for Saturday, July 20

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Point to Point Compo Beach Swim, one of Westport’s longest-running annual sports events, will take place on Saturday, July 20. Registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 21. Starting near the cannons at Compo Beach, participants swim […] [Read More]

To Keep the Y’s Wheels in Motion, Hop on that Bike!

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Midge’s Membership Blog: I have a great way for you to spend $10 — and 30 quick minutes getting in some exercise. Stop by the Family Y’s Member Services Desk at our Church Lane entrance starting this Monday, June 3, and for a $10 donation to our Annual Support Campaign, you will have the “privilege” […] [Read More]

How You Can Help Keep the ‘Wheels in Motion’ at Our Family Y

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People often overlook the fact that our Family Y does a lot more than provide great “swim & gym” opportunities for our 5,000-plus members. We’re a charitable nonprofit organization that strives to make its essential programs and services available to all who seek our help, regardless of their ability to pay. Our continuing mission — […] [Read More]