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Councilmen Rick Blackwell and David Yates to host Back to School Bash for area students

Event set for tomorrow at Southwest YMCA

YMCAbashCouncilmen Rick Blackwell (D-12) and David Yates (D-25) have a special night planned to help kick off the new school year for students. The Back to School Bash is set for Friday, August 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Southwest YMCA.

“As an educator, I know the importance of starting the new school year on a positive note,” says Blackwell. “I am excited to again partner with the Southwest YMCA to host this celebration for our students and their families.”

The Back to School Bash will feature swimming, food and fun; and it’s all free. There will be inflatables, group fitness demonstrations and swim time at the Y’s pool. Mad Science will be on hand for kids to make their own slime and cotton candy.

“This is a great family event that helps our children ease into the new school year as the summer winds down,” says Yates. “It is also an opportunity to explore the many programs offered by the Southwest YMCA and how it serves our community year round.”

For Safety reasons the Southwest YMCA has the following rules in place:

  • Family appropriate swim wear must be worn in the swimming pool. A white t-shirt can be worn on top of suit for women and as a shirt for men if you choose. Cut-offs or shorts will not be permitted as swim wear in the pool.
  • Minimum of one adult per child in the pool for children 6 and under.
  • One parent required to stay in pool area (not necessarily in the water) for children 7 and older.
  • Children 7 and older who want to swim in the deep end will be required to take a swim safety test.
  • This is a family event—an adult must stay with the children—no drop offs.

Pizza, drinks, and cookies will be provided by Metro Council Districts 12 and 25.

The Southwest YMCA is located at 2800 Fordhaven Road, just off of St. Anthony Church Road. The event is free and no reservations or YMCA membership are required.

If you would like more information about the Back to School Bash, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112 or Councilman Yates’ office at 574-1125.

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