A Walk on the Y'ld Side: Memories from 40 years of Teaching and Coaching Youngsters through the Auspices of the YMCA

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Author House, Dec 21, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Chuck Hines, an All-America athlete in his younger days, enjoyed a 40-year career with the YMCA, during which he taught 15,000 children to swim and coached numerous national champions, some of whom became gold, silver, and bronze medalists in Olympic and World competition. He received recognition from the YMCA as a Distinguished Director of Physical Education; was inducted into the Western North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame; earned the Western North Carolina Humanitarian award; and carried the Olympic Torch. In this book, he recounts his YMCA adventures and explains why it is such a cherished and popular international organization.

 

 

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Page viii - Ys believe that people are responsible for their own lives and actions and that they should join together in positive association to serve the needs of all.
Page ix - YMCAs served faithfully in the Civil War and World War I and World War II, mostly assisting with prisoners of war but also operating the first military canteens or PX's (post exchanges).

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Chuck Hines, an All-America athlete in his younger days, enjoyed a 40-year career with the YMCA, during which he taught 15,000 children to swim and coached numerous national champions, some of whom became gold, silver, and bronze medalists in Olympic and World competition. He received recognition from the YMCA as a Distinguished Director of Physical Education; was inducted into the Western North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame; earned the Western North Carolina Humanitarian award; and carried the Olympic Torch. In this book, he recounts his YMCA adventures and explains why it is such a cherished and popular international organization.

 

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