The Statesboro Family YMCA will host a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 4-7pm. The Y is located at 409 Claiborne Ave., and the event is free and open to the public.

This event will feature an obstacle course sponsored by Party Harbor, food trucks, and local vendors. You can also expect outside games for kids, free school supplies, and free books donated by Read for Unity and the Statesboro Library.

The Y will also debut several new resources within their facility during the event.

They will host a grand opening for their community garden, and YMCA members will be able to use the community garden for free. It will also be used in the Y’s after-school programming.

The YMCA will also officially open its new Esports (electronic sports) room during the event. The room will feature games for kids to show off the Y’s Esports program for youth as well as virtual reality play.

Read for Unity will also be holding a grand opening of their Book Library. Read for Unity is a nonprofit organization that distributes diverse narratives to young readers. Free books will be distributed to children in grades K-8 at the event and will be in the two free library locations at the Statesboro Family YMCA afterwards.

In addition, the after-school program area will be open on Saturday for parents to walk through the facility and ask questions.

Statesboro Family YMCA Director Hannah Beggs looks forward to the community joining the organization for this event.

“We are so excited for this event to kick off the school year together along with celebrating the growth in our community,” Beggs said.

For more information on the Back to School Bash, visit the Statesboro YMCA on Facebook or call 912-225-1962.

About the YMCA
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 164 years and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen community through its three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Today the YMCA of Coastal Georgia operates 11 units in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn Counties; included is the YMCA before and after school enrichment program, operating in 55 elementary and middle schools throughout the markets served. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. To learn more, visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org or call 912.354.5480.