Union, NJ, September 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Promoting healthy fun for all ages, The Gateway Family YMCA is sponsoring a Kiddie Run for grades K – 5 at the Cooke Memorial Football Field at the Union High School at 9am on September 20, as part of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Mayor’s Day Run/5K. Registration for children begins at 8:00am, and the cost to participate is $5. All applicants must register that morning at the field, on Cooke Drive in Union.
A portion of the proceeds will got to benefit a local resident, three-year-old Aiden Khi Shanklin of Union, who was diagnose with several neurological conditions a few months after his birth. “The Gateway Family YMCA is excited to support this local event and is excited for the opportunity to involve children in the day’s events, while supporting such a worthy cause,” stated Paul Mickiewicz, Branch Executive Director of The Gateway Family YMCA – Wellness Center Branch. The day will also feature a 5K Run, presented by the Union County Chamber of Commerce. A host of YMCA staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to help with the activities. The YMCA encourages events that promote health and fitness throughout the community. The Gateway Family YMCA is more than a gym. It’s a cause.
The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.
For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit www.tgfymca.org or contact the Wellness Center Branch at 908-349-9622. For more information on the Mayor’s Day 5K, please contact the Chamber at 908-688-2777.