DUNMORE, December18, 2013 — On Monday, December 23rd, 11:00 a.m., theGreater Scranton YMCA will hold a grand opening celebration for itsnew Exergame Youth Fitness Arcade.


In fulfillment ofthe Y’s goals to combat childhood obesity and engage childrenliving in Lackawanna County through a diverse offering of youth andteen programs, the Greater Scranton YMCA is confident the ExergameYouth Fitness Arcade has the potential to transform our Y and make apositive impact on the lives of thousands of pre-teens and teensliving in the community.


The Exergame YouthFitness Arcade was made possible through a $16,000 grant from theMargaret Briggs Foundation. Those funds, coupled with privatedonations, allowed our Y to purchase four pieces of interactivefitness/gaming equipment including a T-wall, 3 Kick, iStep andExerBike Gs V2. (Note: The products were purchased from Exergame Fitness)


As the GreaterScranton YMCA turns no one away due to an inability to pay, our staffworks with each and every family who comes through our doors toensure their respective needs are met. The Exergame Youth FitnessArcade will be available for use by all youth in our building, manyof whom would not have access to such equipment if it were not forthe Y. We are proud to serve more than 10,000 youth annually.


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The Greater ScrantonYMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice throughprograms that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. As partof its mission to provide all individuals with the opportunity toparticipate as members, the Y offers financial scholarships to thosein need. Within the past year over 16,000 people in the localcommunity have been involved with or participated in YMCA events. Tolearn more about the Greater Scranton YMCA, visithttp://www.greaterscrantonymca.org.


Contact:

Meghan Davis,Mission Advancement Director

Greater ScrantonYMCA

(570) 342-8115,mdavis@greaterscrantonymca.org