*Please note: We have reached capacity at 800 RSVPs for this event. Limited table sponsorships are still available. To be placed on the individual seat waiting list or to become a sponsor, please email Marissa Hile at firstname.lastname@example.org*
Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich to Speak at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast
Please join us for this year’s breakfast to hear Colts head coach Frank Reich share an inspiring message of faith, family (and a probably bit about football).
A man of faith
After a 14-year career in the NFL, Reich retired in 1998 and made the decision to spend time with his family and join the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from seminary, led RTS for three years and then pastored a local church prior to his 12 years as a coach. [See full profile at colts.com]
An “epic” first season
In Reich’s first season as head coach for the Colts this year, the team became the third in NFL history to overcome a 1-5 start to make it into the playoffs. In a public letter to fans about how the team overcame such odds, Reich spoke of “trust and belief” and how the team’s “1-0” mantra might help others climb their own “mountains.”
Here’s the full line-up of special guests:
- Frank Reich
- Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett
- Fanchon Stinger, anchor and reporter, FOX59
- Derrick Stewart, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
51 years of community prayer, reflection
For 51 years, the YMCA has hosted the annual breakfast to bring the community together in prayer, encouragement and reflection on the Good Friday, a holiest of days for Christians worldwide.
April 19, 2019 at Indiana Roof Ballroom
- While the event is free, guests must register.
- 7:15 – 9 AM – Doors open at 6:30 AM for community prayer.
- An offering will be collected to support the event and strengthen the YMCA’s Christian mission.
- Sponsorships are available. Please contact us at 317.266.9622.
- Nearby affordable parking available at the Circle Centre mall garages.
- There will not be assigned seating this year.
Check out these photos from last year’s event.
Thank you to our generous sponsors including:
We’re excited to be part of the first-ever Indy Water Safety Week presented by the new Indy Aquatic Alliance! Enjoy free water safety programs and swim events at 30 locations across Greater Indianapolis throughout the week. All activities are free and open to the public. And here’s what you can do at the YMCA!
Free Water Safety Classes
To help keep kids safe, we have over 300 spots open for free “Safety Around Water” classes for ages 5-12 from June 17-20 at seven area YMCAs. In four, half-hour classes, the Y’s certified swim instructors will teach children basic safety skills and concepts, such as jump, push, turn, grab and swim, float and swim.
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“America’s Swim Instructor”
Safety Around Water teaches basic water awareness skills, but is not a substitute for learning how to swim. Swim lessons are always available at eight area YMCAs for a fee and at most Y Summer Day Camps. Known as “America’s Swim Instructor,” the Y also offers swim teams, clinics, water fitness classes, certifications and training and many more aquatics programs year-round. Scholarships are available for all of these programs.
We believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It’s a chance for neighbors – both immigrants and U.S.-born residents – in Greater Indianapolis to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community!
YMCAs across Central Indiana and throughout the U.S. will be hosting special events all week long. Please join us!
Baxter YMCA Celebrations
- Lunch and Learn on Monday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
- Eat and Educate on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 PM
- Cultural Exploration Family Night on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6-7:30 PM
Join us at one or all of these events to celebrate our differences. After all, our differences are what make our community stronger and a lot more fun!
The YMCA has gone to the animals! You don’t want to miss the excitement in our Family Gym on Friday night as you witness the amazing antics from a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs for an experience everyone will remember. $10/child; Y Member: $5/child. No charge for adults or kids under 2.