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March 31, 2009

Huntsville YMCA plans events for next week

The Huntsville Family YMCA will hold two events during the next week — a flag football fundraiser and a Teen Center showcase — which the community is invited to attend.

The Democrats vs. Republicans Flag Football Fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pritchett Field, will feature family activities and will also raise money for two causes.

The Sam Houston State University Political Science Junior Fellows will host the fundraiser, and admission to the event is free.

The Teen Center event, a chance for the public to see the changes made at the center by this year’s Huntsville Leadership Institute class, will be held Monday at 3:45 p.m.

“We’ve got a lot coming up this week,” said Wade Schrock, Huntsville Family YMCA program coordinator. “On Saturday, we’re having our second annual Democrats vs. Republicans Flag Football Fundraiser, which will be put on by the SHSU Political Science Junior Fellows.

“The event will feature games and activities for the whole family, and all money raised for or donated to the event will be split between the Huntsville Family YMCA and the Dr. John Holcombe Scholarship Fund.”

Schrock said the children’s activities at the event will include sack races, face painting and other games.

While donations will be accepted at the event, Schrock said no admission will be required.

Following Saturday’s event, the YMCA will reveal the changes made to the Teen Center during the Huntsville Leadership Institute’s annual service project.

“On Monday at 3:45 p.m., we’re holding a celebration for the HLI project at the Teen Center,” Schrock said. “Each year, the current HLI class picks a service project, and this year they chose to renovate the Teen Center.

“When they finish their work and have the center ready for unveiling on Monday, it’s going to have a completely new look which we’re very excited about.”

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