Madison Area YMCA In the News


Pick up Applications Now for the “First Annual Madison Downtown Scavenger Hunt!”

Jan 23, 2015
Get ready-Scavenger hunt


For more information:
Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department
973.822-9622 ext. 2241
For Immediate Release through March 21, 2015

Photo Caption: “X” marks the spot at the Madison Area YMCA on Kings Road where the “First Annual Madison Downtown Scavenger Hunt” on March 21 begins. Clockwise, Y staff members: Development Associate Chelsea Creo of Verona; Welcome Center Staff Member Caroline McQuillan of Chatham; Volunteer Dolores Smith of Florham Park; Member Engagement Coordinator Cathy Landolfi of Chatham; Volunteer & Organization Advancement Coordinator Melissa DeSalvo of Madison; and Sports Director Jeff de Zutter of Bedminster.

Pick up Applications Now for the “First Annual Madison Downtown Scavenger Hunt!”

(Madison, NJ) January 23, 2015 – Applications are available now for the “First Annual Madison Downtown Scavenger Hunt” on Saturday, March 21. The Downtown Development Commission (DDC) and the Madison Area YMCA have teamed up to host the event which will support the DDC’s programs for downtown Madison and benefit the Madison Area YMCA’s new Community Mental Health Initiative.

Gather family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to form teams of up to six participants per team and race around downtown Madison or the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center to locate Madison’s “hidden treasures.”

Applications are available now at the Y’s Family Center on Kings Road, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center on East Street, Madison Borough Hall on Kings Road or visit the DDC page of to download an application. A $50 registration fee per team guarantees a spot. The registration deadline is Monday, March 9.

On event day, check-in and packet pick-up is 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center. The Scavenger Hunt is 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The reception with an awards ceremony will take place at the YMCA’s Family Center from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Awards will be presented in several categories such as Best Team Name, Most Team Spirit and Best Team Uniform.

The Y’s Community Mental Health Initiative focuses on reducing stigma associated with mental illness and addressing barriers to mental health care by increasing knowledge and equipping lay mental health supporters with skills to increase help-offering behaviors.

For more information, call Madison Area YMCA Associate Member Services Director Gwen Riddick at (973) 822-9622, ext. 2235.