Articles of Interest

Fitness Beyond Good Measure

by Smiley Anders, Advocate Staff Writer

“Fitness Beyond Good Measure” was the theme for the YMCA of the Capital Area’s annual meeting held May 12th at Boudreaux’s. David Field, Metropolitan Board Chair 2006-2008, presided over the event, along with Bob Jacobs, CEO of the YMCA of the Capital Area. Jacobs reported some of the highlights for the YMCA of the Capital Area, those included, 18 college scholarships were awarded thanks in part to the YMCA black achievers program and the YMCA tennis program, the YMCA Lamar Tennis center was host to 12 tennis tournaments (kids, adults, professional and wheelchair) making a 3 million dollar impact to the Baton Rouge area, The YMCA track and field program sent 29 youth to the National AAU, 16 came back with metals, 8 were all Americans and 2 set National Records.