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Meet Matt and Stacie Hopes

hopes3Matt and Stacie Hopes have been connected to the YMCA their whole lives. They both started swim lessons at their home YMCA – Lake County YMCA in Lake County, Ohio – at a very young age. Matt recalls receiving his first paycheck ever from the Y, at $5/hour for his summer job. Stacie’s mother worked at the Y too, and at age 17, Stacie began working at the Front Desk and helping out where she was needed. By this time, Matt was going on his sixth year in the Leaders Club and helped Stacie through her new-hire paperwork.

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Meet Fred and Phyllis Marodin

phyllis fred1Fred and Phyllis Madorin, two Active Older Adults, can often be found at the Harrisburg YMCA. After moving to Harrisburg almost two years ago, they have found the Cannon Y to be a place where many people from the community gather, form friendships and work together to achieve their health goals.

They moved to Harrisburg to be closer to their adult children and grandchildren. Just before Christmas, they welcomed their first great-grandchild into the world. Most recently from St. Louis, the Madorins have lived in Indiana, eastern and western Pennsylvania and traveled the world. One thing they noticed since moving to Cabarrus County, is that there is truly a culture of respect, neighborly duty and community. This culture, Phyllis and Fred explain, is mirrored in everything the Y does.

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Welcome Brett Crosby, New Executive Director of Harrisburg Branch

brettBrett Crosby, a familiar face at the Kannapolis Y, is a 15 year veteran of Cannon YMCA. After starting at the Y as Sports Assistant, he quickly assumed growing leadership roles and has been the Executive Director of the Kannapolis Branch for over 8 years. Brett has sincerely enjoyed being a part of the Kannapolis community that he grew up in, and looks forward to relocating to Harrisburg with his wife Kim and sons Carter and Grant.

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Welcome Philip Belfield, New Executive Director of the Kannapolis Branch

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Meet and Greet with Philip at Kannapolis Branch
March 2: 10-11 am and 5-6 pm

Philip Belfield comes to the Cannon Y from the Richmond County YMCA. During his 14 years there, he grew youth programming exponentially and gained a significant amount of fundraising experience through capital and annual support campaigns. Philip is relocating to Kannapolis with his wife Donna and three children – Pierce, Kaylyn and Canon. Philip and his family are heavily involved in sports and theater, and enjoy being part of their church family. Philip looks forward to continuing the mission of the YMCA that has such a rich history in Kannapolis while addressing critical needs in the area.

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Shane’s Rib Shack Partners with Cannon YMCA

The newest location of Shane’s Rib Shack (Concord), partners with the Cannon YMCA to support healthy lifestyle habits of kids and teens in Cabarrus County.

shane rib1[Concord, NC], (February 10, 2017) – Shane’s Rib Shack, famously known for their fast and casual BBQ, values the importance of giving back to the community. That is why they have decided to become All-Star Sponsors of Spring and Fall Youth Sports at the West Cabarrus YMCA in 2017.

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Kannpolis City Schools Partnership for Youth Sports

Play For Your School
Kannapolis YMCA Youth Sports League
Presented by the YMCA and Kannapolis City Schools

We have partnered with Kannapolis City Schools for a new youth sports program for children in grades 4 through 7! All City of Kannapolis residents are welcome to join. The program only costs $25 and includes a jersey for each player.


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Pool Closing For Repairs

Pardon Our Dust. This Repair is a Must.

The Kannapolis pool will be closing on August 10 at 5:30pm for some repairs that we estimate to take approximately 6-8 weeks. We will notify when we reopen the pool upon completion of the work. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please feel free to visit the South Rowan YMCA in China Grove or the West Cabarrus YMCA in Concord.


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Pool Storm Policy Reminder

Pool Storm Policy Reminder

It is Thunderstorm Season and with that comes pool closures for 30 minutes from every sight of lightning or sound of thunder. Learn more about Swim and Aquatics in Read More.

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Group Exercise Updates - K

Group Exercise Updates

New Group Exercise Classes Alert! Barrelates, Yogalates, Body Blaster and Core Class, and Rise and Shred. Come try them all and see what your new favorite class is!

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Spiritual Development

Spiritual Development

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. With that mission in mind, we offer Bible studies, workshops, chapel, church on Sundays and more. Click on Read More to see what is happening.

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Summer Camp

Camp Connections

Have you registered your child for summer camp? Our traditional summer and preschool camps encourage kids to explore new adventures through hands-on learning. Youth can find out who they are in Teen and Leaders in Training (LIT) camps. Cannon Y summer camp is a safe and engaging place!

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Blood Pressure Machine

Test Your Blood Pressure!

Attention Kannapolis Y Members! We have a new digital Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine that you can use anytime. It includes a wellness check record card that can be stored in your wallet.

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Tips with Taryn

Tips with Taryn

Follow along with Kannapolis YMCA Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer Taryn as she shows us how to use different weight machines in the Kannapolis Fitness Center. Click here to get the tips!

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App State Partnership

App State Partnership

Are you a male between the ages of 40-70 years old and would like to participate in an upcoming study with Appalachian State University? Study participants will be paid $300.

For more information, email or call 704-250-5351.

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  • Summer Camp

    Camp Connections

    Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 23

    Registration ongoing until all slots are full! | Learn More

  • Youth Sports

    Now registering for our three team sports this Fall, including flag football, rec. soccer, and 4th to 8th grade girls volleyball. Learn More

    Registration Ends |  Aug 10

  • KCS Sports Leagues

    Now registering for co-ed Soccer and Flag Football Youth Leagues in partnership with Kannapolis City Schools | Learn More

    Grades | 4th-7th
    Registration Ends | Aug 9

  • After School Program

    Available at all Branch locations

    2019-2020 School Year | Learn More

  • Swim Lessons

    Kannapolis Branch - Click here to register today!swim lesson

    Session C | July 29-Aug 8 (Weekday Sprint)
    Registration ends July 21


Our 110 Year Anniversary Video

It was an honor to have some of the many people who have played a role in the Cannon Y come back to the Kannapolis branch and share some of their memories with us for this special video. Spend a few minutes with us as we take a walk down memory lane and also hear why the Y is still relevant and thriving today.