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Mission Valley YMCA in the News!
Best Skate Park!Thanks to all who voted for Mission Valley YMCA's Krause Family Skate & Bike Park in the San Diego City Beat's annual readers poll. You can see the results on their website: http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-11100-readers-poll-arts-culture-and-media.html — posted 11/1/12
|USA gymnasts practice at Toby Wells|
Y gymnasts thrilled to meet "Fierce Five"
Members from the women's and men's USA gymnastics team were in town for a show and decided to get in some practice at Toby Wells, much to the delight of our own Y gymnasts. Also, see Mike Castellucci's talk with Kyla Ross and our own Y gymnasts at Toby Wells YMCA — KUSI News, 9/12/12
|Clash at Clairemont. Good Morning San Diego's Brad Perry stopped by to get a preview of the sixth annual Clash at Clairemont. — KUSI, 3/16/12|
|Clash at Clairemont. San Diego 6 paid a visit to the skate park to check out Clash preparations. — San Diego 6, 3/16/12|
|Silver Athletes Go for the Gold in Senior Games: Competitors are determined to stay active later in life. The founder of the Senior Women's Basketball Association was inspired by watching the senior women basketball players at Mission Valley YMCA. Read about their history and upcoming state games in May. — U-T San Diego, posted 2/7/12|
|The Mission Valley YMCA is an asset to our community that many residents may not know about: The Mission Valley News editor Vince Meehan profiles the Y in the January 20 issue. — posted 1/20/12|
|Watch our Peggie Peattie talk about the benefits of TRX for a San Diego Alive segment on SignOnSanDiego, and read the article online. — posted 10/19/11|
|Cymer Computer Clubhouse On TV from Cymer Clubhouse TV on Vimeo. Channel 4 San Diego paid a visit to the Cymer Computer Clubhouse. — posted 8/9/11|
|Competition brings blood, sweat and fears: Skateboarders and BMX riders vie for a shot at going pro: This annual competition for amateur skateboarders and BMX riders will stop at Mission Valley Y's Krause Family Skate & Bike Park on July 30-31. Read the story by David Leonard — San Diego Union-Tribune, Sign On San Diego, 8/04/11. |
|Gatorade Free Flow Tour comes to Mission Valley: This annual competition for amateur skateboarders and BMX riders will stop at Mission Valley Y's Krause Family Skate & Bike Park on July 30-31. Read the story by Nathan Max — San Diego Union-Tribune, Sign On San Diego, 7/25/11. |
|Get maximum benefit from pool workout: Warm-up and cool-down key to gaining strength and speed without injury: Mission Valley Y's Cris Dobrosielski' has some advice on how to increase strength and performance without causing injury. Read the story by Peggy Peattie — San Diego Union-Tribune, Sign On San Diego, 6/21/11. |
|Long, improbable road for San Diego gymnast competing in NCAAs: It’s not just a long way from the Mission Valley YMCA to representing San Jose State in the NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland. It would seem Moses had an easier time navigating the desert. Read the story by Nick Canepa — Nick Canepa, Sign On San Diego, 4/14/11. |
|Local YMCA Program Creates Computer Savvy Kids:|
Local YMCA Program Creates Computer Savvy Kids
The Mission Valley YMCA's Computer Clubhouse is a program sponsored by San Diego-based Cymer. The program teaches kids valuable computer skills and empowers them with state-of-the-art tools. George Chamberlin finds out more in his interview.
— NBC San Diego online, 4/1/11.
|Clash at Clairemont 5:Saturday, March 19th was|
the day to be at the Krause Family Skate/Bike Park
in Clairemont for one of the best action sport events in SoCal, the Clash at Clairemont See the article and pictures. — Brian Beagle, Clairemont Community News, April 2011
|"Hawk, Macdonald to perform at cancer fundraiser," SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and other top skateboarders and BMX riders will participate in the fifth Clash at Clairemont on Saturday to raise money for Grind for Life, a nonprofit that helps cancer patients, and a local YMCA.. Read more— Sports Illustrated online, 3/18/11. |
|News crews stopped by Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate and Bike Park to get a preview of The Clash at Clairemont V. The Clash, scheduled for Saturday, March 19, brings together the best in skateboarding and BMX, and features live music, giveaways and more to support the Y and Grind For Life, an organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families. Watch a clip from Fox 5, filmed at the skate park on March 16. |
|Andy Macdonald was paid a visit to 101KGB studios to talk to Clint August about The Clash. |
San Diego 6 stopped by the skate park to talk about The Clash with Andy.
|SanDiego.com featured the Clash at Clairemont V on its Five Live: What to do This Weekend list. — 3/18/11|
|Supervisor Ron Roberts joined us for the ribbon-cutting of our newly expanded Mission Valley facility. A Special Place in Mission Valley Grows Even Better: The YMCA’s latest amazing expansion also brings back memories — Mission Valley News, 3/8/11|
|We celebrated our recent expansion project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city officials, as well as YMCA members, leaders and supporters. Mission Valley YMCA completes $4 million expansion — San Diego Union-Tribune, Sign On San Diego, 1/27/11|
|Mission Valley YMCA's second annual "Zumbathon" was a huge success. The fund-raising event drew more than 180 participants on Saturday, January 15. See the pictures that ran in the Union Tribune: Getting Their Zumba On and Getting in the Groove. — San Diego Union-Tribune e-Edtion, 1/16/11 & 1/20/11|
|Ruben Galvan of San Diego 6 did his Getting Fit in 2011 segment a visit to Mission Valley to check out water exercise classes with our Barb Madsen. Check out these Where's Ruben clips to see Water Exercise 8:00 a.m., and 2011 Boot Camp— San Diego 6, 1/6/11|
Mission Valley Y in the CommunityLearn more about Mission Valley YMCA's facilities and work in our community. See our fact sheet.
Mission Valley YMCA Contacts
- Marketing & Public Relations:
Sidd Vivek, (619) 666-1307
See our Contact Us page
- Board of Management:
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- Facilities & Information:
Spinning up Fitness
The UT's Peggy Peattie interviews Y cycling instructor Steve Diggs about the increasing popularity and efficiency of indoor cycling. — UT San Diego, 4/17/12
Clash at Clairemont
San Diego 6 stopped by for a preview of the Clash at Clairemont — 3/16/12
Glen VaughnFrom U-T San Diego:
"When the San Diego YMCA hired Glen Vaughan in 1970, young athletes interested in gymnastics had few options for developing their skills. Mr. Vaughan, a coach who was deeply passionate about the sport and its capacity to foster personal growth in young people, had to build his program from the ground up.
Over the next four decades, Mr. Vaughan coached thousands of young gymnasts, organized dozens of competitive and educational events and played a pivotal role in establishing the Mission Valley YMCA. He liked to focus on personal growth rather than winning.
"He got as much joy out of seeing a kid do his first back handspring as he did seeing an elite gymnast win an Olympic gold medal," said Bart Conner, chairman of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and 1984 Olympic gold medalist. "That was a sign of his authentic commitment to helping kids maximize their potential and have a fulfilling gymnastic experience."
Mr. Vaughan died of pulmonary distress Dec. 27 at Sharp Hospital in San Diego. He was 72.
Please read complete obituary, "Glen Vaughan, 72, coached thousands of gymnasts, helped establish Mission Valley YMCA" — Jeremy Ogul, U-T San Diego, 1/4/13
James KrauseJames Krause, a longtime Mission Valley Y member and
volunteer, died August 16, 2012. Thanks to his vision and support, the Mission
Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate/Bike Park opened in 2002. Mr. Krause was a part
of our Y for 18 years, coaching his sons and volunteering on the board of
management, which he chaired for two years.
As our current board chair Susan Mercure, put it, "The difference between Jim and many visionaries is that he was down to earth. He’d think of something and make it happen. It’s a unique person who actually makes a fabulous idea happen.
"Jim had a combination of abilities: thoughtfulness, intelligence, vision and the ability to communicate. We’re a very strong YMCA, in large part to his contributions."
From Gale Krause: "Jim really loved the time he spent as the chair of the volunteer board, and needless to say, the skate park was one of the best things we ever did."
See obituary: "Attorney James Krause, 62, was engaged supporter of USD, YMCA, church," U-T San Diego, 8/28/12.