Rev. Dennis Moore to speak at Youth First Campaign kickoff on Sunday

Rev. Dennis Moore to speak at Youth First Campaign kickoff on Sunday

The Rev. Dennis Moore, pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church, will serve as the guest speaker for the Benjamin Barnes YMCA Youth First Sustaining Campaign kickoff service at 2:45 p.m, Sunday, January 15, at Elizabeth Baptist Church. A veteran coach in the Barnes YMCA Youth Basketball Program, Moore is coaching two of its teams this […]

Youth Basketball Program leads with 18 teams, fast-action game

Youth Basketball Program leads with 18 teams, fast-action game

The Benjamin Barnes Youth Basketball Program kicked off with 18 teams for the 2016-2017 start of the regular season Saturday. If the first game between the 11-12 year-old Holt Iron Men and the Elite Squad is any indication, the six-week program is going to be fast-paced. The Iron Men outscored Elite 37-20. The games are […]

UA men’s basketball team travel as Santa’s helpers to the Barnes

UA men’s basketball team travel as Santa’s helpers to the Barnes

CRIMSON HOOPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Taller and a good bit leaner than most Santas, the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team arrived Friday afternoon at the James “Coach” Cunningham Gymnasium to treat the youth at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA After-School Program. The UA athletes doled out basketballs and candy to after-school youth, signed autographs on […]

Seniors Christmas Gala a gift to the community

Seniors Christmas Gala a gift to the community

Elderly residents in west Tuscaloosa enjoyed a Christmas gala Thursday evening, thanks to the Benjamin Barnes Y Men’s Club and the local Wheels and Spokes Motorcycle Club. Guests arriving at the McDonald Hughes Center for the party were greeted with festively decorated tables, a buffet line of finger foods and music by DJ Twist of […]

Children’s Christmas pageant a time for joy

Children’s Christmas pageant a time for joy

Children in the After School Program told the story of the baby Jesus and the meaning of Christmas through song and drama this afternoon in the James “Coach” Gymnasium at the Barnes YMCA. Nearly 40 children portraying various roles — including Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, wise men and manger animals — were led by longtime […]

Angel Tree Program helps children at Christmas

Angel Tree Program helps children at Christmas

Even without gossamer wings or a flowing gown, you can be an angel to a child in need from our summer camp and after-school programs this Christmas by participating in the YMCA Angel Tree program. But hurry — our deadline is 5 p.m., Dec. 16. Here’s how to be an angel: ┬áCome by the Tuscaloosa […]

Bullying session promotes positive fun, cooperation

Bullying session promotes positive fun, cooperation

A recent session on bullying at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA’s After School Program promoted having fun together and leaning to respect one another in and outside of school. All the children enrolled in the After School participated in the bullying seminar, said Barnes Y Youth Programs Director Laura Payton. She encouraged parents to enroll their […]

Skills camps, scrimmages lead up to Youth Basketball season start

Skills camps, scrimmages lead up to Youth Basketball season start

With Youth Basketball starting Dec. 10, a host of technical skills camps and scrimmages have been held in preparation for it. League registration runs through Nov. 30 at the Barnes YMCA on 2939 18th St., so it’s not too late to sign up players ages 4-14 and start learning the skills involved. Retired Central High […]

Youth Basketball League registration to run through Nov. 30; Free camps to be held

Youth Basketball League registration to run through Nov. 30; Free camps to be held

Registration for the Benjamin Barnes YMCA Youth Basketball League has started and will run through Nov. 30 at the Barnes YMCA on 2939 18th St. The six-weeks league play will start Dec. 10 for players in age brackets of 4-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, and 13-14 years. The bracket is determined by […]

Bethel Baptist Church outreach lets the sun shine in at the Barnes

Bethel Baptist Church outreach lets the sun shine in at the Barnes

A buzz saw’s persistent droning and maple limbs in full leaf falling to the ground at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA Saturday morning were a result of the usual good deeds to which the Bethel Baptist Church Laymen’s group dedicates its mission. Bethel Laymen’s President Willie Johnson, with buzz saw in hand and on the roof, […]

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