It’s fun to compete, play sports at YMCA

Published 9:16 pm Friday, August 14, 2009

The YMCA is filling its fall calendar with activities for Chilton County residents of all ages.

Archery is the newest addition to the after-school program, which is open to students of any grade level. More than 30 students are already participating, and there are slots for plenty more.

“We would love to have more, and we do offer scholarships and financial assistance,” said YMCA Program Director Angie Wright.

Wright is one of three certified archery instructors at the Y. She hopes to grow the program if students continue to show interest.

“We just started archery in summer camp, and we’re going to continue it after school,” she said.

The Y offers transportation to its facility from all Clanton area schools. There is a $25 registration fee in addition to a weekly rate, which varies for members and non-members, depending on the number of days.

The after-school program lasts from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other fall programs at the Y include soccer and gymnastics. Soccer registration is being offered all this month, and the season lasts from Sept. 19 through Nov. 7. Soccer is offered for boys and girls ages 3-18.

The gymnastics class schedule runs from Aug. 17 through Dec. 11. It is offered in different categories for ages 2 and up. Fees vary depending on the age and skill levels.

For more information on these or any YMCA programs, contact the Chilton County YMCA at 755-2382.