A Message From WBIR’s John Becker

Give Join Volunteer YMCA

YMCA of East Tennessee Board Member John Becker has a message for you. Please watch this video.» Each year we help more than 28,000 youth, adults, and seniors improve their health, learn new skills, and have fun. As a not-for-profit charity, we rely on charitable donations to ensure that everyone can be a part of the YMCA. It is our hope that you will  prayerfully consider a Year End Gift ...

YMCA Winter Holiday Hours of Operation 2014 into 2015

clock hours of operation

Don't Miss Your Time at the Y Hours of Operation during the holidays will change at the Y in Knoxville. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, be sure to make time for yourself and your family at the Y. Family Time is very important to us.  To allow our staff and volunteers to spend time with family and friends, some of our hours of operation will be abbreviated during the ...

Ask Us Why and Share Your YMCA Story


We all  have a story. We want to share our stories with you. When you see someone sporting a colorful button, don't be shy - please ask why! You might be surprised by what you hear. We want to hear YOUR Y Story! The best way for us to tell the Knoxville community about what we do is to tell them real stories about our members and how the Y has had a positive impact on their life, and why ...


YMCA Staff Give Back to Knoxville Community

#GIVING TUESDAY is December 2, 2014 A chance to give back to the Knoxville Community. You know us for our swimming pools, gymnasiums and spaces for lifting weights.  But, did you know that when you give to the Y, you are lifting an entire community? A gift to the YMCA of East Tennessee helps to provide a safe, structured place for a child to go after school.  It allows a youngster to ...

Parents Night Out

Kids at the West Side Y

Our next Parents Night Out at the West Side Y will be December 5th from 6-9pm.  Parenting is tough work, and you deserve a night off!  This is the perfect opportunity to finish up (or maybe start) your Christmas shopping, have a date night, or even just catch up on your "me" time!  Meanwhile at our Parents Night Out, our staff will be hanging out with your kids at the Y!  We'll play games, have ...

Kinder Hoops Basketball at the West Side Y

Youth Basketball Knoxville

Kinder Hoops basketball is an 8-week program for 4, 5, and 6 year-old girls and boys.  Y staff, along with volunteer parents and coaches, will introduce your child to basketball skills while allowing them to play real 4-on-4 basketball games.  Kinder Hoops will meet Saturday mornings January 17 - March 7.   Each week of Kinder Hoops, your child's team will meet for a 30-minute practice to ...

Christmas in the City – Downtown Y Event – December 2, 2014

Ugly sweater contest at the Downtown Y 2013

Join us for An Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration! Ugly Sweater Contest and Old Fashioned Sing Along! It’s our “Old Fashioned Christmas” at the Lindsay Young Downtown Y, for the second year. Mark your calendar for December 2nd.  This great night will start at 5:30pm and last until 8:30pm. We will again have Classic Christmas Carols played by one of our wonderful members on the piano. There ...

Make Some Memories! Enjoy Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Craft Shows, & Old Fashioned Sing-A-Longs at theY

Breakfast with Santa at the Y 2014

We're Celebrating the Holidays at the Y Hey Knoxville!  You won't want to sleep through this!  Or maybe...... Don't miss the perfect photo op, fellowship, and fun! December 2, 2014 at the Downtown Y Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Join us in song by the piano Ugly Sweater Contest Shop a Craft Show Refreshments Free to the community December 6, 2014 ...

Knoxville Race Event = Renegade Reindeer Games 2014

Reindeer Games 2014

Race with your family, co-workers or friends in this year's Renegade Reindeer Games at the West Side YMCA. Saturday, December 13, 2014 Ultimate Workout Challenge this Holiday Season! A 2 mile Obstacle Course from the West Side Y to Fifth Third Bank at Walker Springs Lane Registration Information: Adults (13 years and up)  Register On-Line». $25 Pre-Registration / $35 Day of Event Kids (12 ...

Holiday Craft Bazaar at the West Side Y

Local Vendor at Holiday Craft Bazaar

Holiday Craft Bazaar at the West Side Y Our Holiday Craft Bazaar is coming up soon at the West Side Y!  Christmas is just around the corner, and our Holiday Craft Bazaar gives Y members an opportunity to purchase crafts, goods, and services from local vendors and crafters.  Last year, our Holiday Craft Bazaar featured local woodworkers and jewelry makers, hand-painted artwork and picture frames, ...