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YMCA Hyundai Sun Bowl Challenge Returns for the 2018 College Football Season

The Sun Bowl Association is teaming up with the YMCA of El Paso to give football fans around the country another chance to win a $1,500 Sun Bowl Game Package for the Hyundai Sun Bowl by participating in the YMCA of El Paso Hyundai Sun Bowl Challenge.

“The YMCA has always enjoyed being a part of the events that the Sun Bowl Association puts on,” said Bill Coon, CEO/President of the El Paso YMCA. “The community has been very generous to us and other organizations such as ours, so we are more than happy to partner with the Sun Bowl Association to do this.”

The contest starts this week as the 2018 college football season is now underway. Each week contestants will attempt to predict the winners of 10 predetermined Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pac-12 games, the Hyundai Sun Bowl conference affiliates.

The first game for contestants to predict is set for Friday, August 31.

With each game valued at one point, a weekly winner will be determined by the individual who accumulates the most points. In addition, contestants will be asked to estimate the total points scored by both teams of a predetermined game.

In case of a tiebreaker, the contestant with the most accurate prediction of total points scored will be the weekly winner.

“Fans from around the country continue to have a great time with this promotion and we want to continue to make the college football experience a fun and exciting one so once again we are teaming up with the YMCA of El Paso,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

“We would like to thank Bill Coon and the YMCA of El Paso for the continued support, and hope the contest makes the college football season more exciting for everyone that participates.”

The 13 weekly winners will win two 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets along with one month free adult membership to the YMCA of El Paso. Weekly winners will automatically advance to “Championship Week,” in which they will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game.

The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Captain’s Club level tickets to the 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl, two VIP Pre-game tent party tickets, one parking pass and one-year family membership to the YMCA of El Paso.

Football fans must register for the Hyundai Sun Bowl Challenge by logging into the contest website. For complete rules and regulations click here.

Week One Games:

Colorado vs. Colorado State

Friday, August 31 at 7:30 PM (MT)

Washington State vs. Wyoming

Saturday, September 1 at 1:30 PM (MT)

No. 6 Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn

Saturday, September 1 at 1:30 PM (MT)

UNLV vs. No. 15 USC

Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 PM (MT)

North Carolina vs. California

Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 PM (MT)

No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 12 Notre Dame

Saturday, September 1 at 5:30 PM (MT)

Louisville vs. No. 1 Alabama

Saturday, September 1 at 6:00 PM (MT) –

BYU vs. Arizona

Saturday, September 1 at 8:45 PM (MT)

No. 8 Miami vs. No. 25 LSU

Sunday, September 2 at 5:30 PM (MT)

No. 20 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Florida State

Monday, September 3 at 6:00 PM (MT)

Workforce Solutions Borderplex Holds Annual Meeting, Hands Out Honors

At its Annual Board Meeting on this week, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) celebrated the contributions of its board members and business partners.

At the event, Board Chair Leo A. Duran Sr. introduced the second year winners for the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Board Member and a special recognition for the Past Board Chair.  In addition, three Business Partner Awards were presented for continued success utilizing the workforce system.

These recognitions were implemented during Mr. Duran’s tenure as Board Chair.

“Our board members and business partners are exceptional and we are so pleased to get to recognize them this way,” said Board Chair Leo A. Duran Sr.  “They truly have a positive impact on our organization and community.”

The 2017 awards presented are:

Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Board Member: Lydia Nesbitt-Arronte

Lydia has supported WSB in numerous community projects including the recruitment effort for the Amazon headquarters in El Paso.  She has lead partnership discussions for regional Skills Gap Analysis Roundtables and has supported WSB STEAM Fiesta with monetary donations.  Lydia has provided a voice among community leaders that helps strategically guide programs and initiatives for lasting impact.  Lydia currently chairs the WSB Economic Development Committee.

Recognition of Past Board Chair: Bertha A. Gallardo

Bertha has served as Past Board Chair in both 2016 and 2017. She served as Board Chair in 2014 and 2015 and was Vice-Chair in 2013. Bertha has served as a board member since 2007.

Small Business Partner of the Year Award: YMCA of El Paso

Bill Coon, CEO for the YMCA of El Paso, was instrumental in creating a true partnership with WSB to offer summer jobs with great outcomes. Staff members at the YMCA were proactive in reporting direct hires from the jobseeker database. His organization was always willing to participate in career days and offer internships and subsidized employment.  Mr. Coon joined the WSB board this year.

Medium Business Partner of the Year Award: FedEx Ground El Paso

FedEx Ground El Paso participated in two WSB Manufacturing Industry Council Roundtables and several career fairs. The company was an active participant at the first-ever JobCon event and also participated in the Vocational Rehabilitative hiring event. FedEx Ground is always eager to partner for recruiting and direct hires. They are currently working on future career days and providing internships opportunities to WSB customers.

Large Business Partner of the Year Award: The Hospitals of Providence

The Hospitals of Providence has been a key partner in STEAM Fiesta by sponsoring the Business Challenge for the past two years. They have participated in JobCon, Red White and You Veterans Hiring Fair and several Career Expos. They are always active in with job postings, hiring and reaching out to WSB recruiters for assistance.

The Hospitals of Providence accepted the challenge to participate in career days and will provide internships. They also partnered with WSB and El Paso Community College to provide job training for 331 new and incumbent workers using $481,813 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

This grant will be used to provide customized training with classes and training focused on industry-related topics such as basic nursing, critical care, neonatal intensive care nursing, emergency and operating room care, chemotherapy infusion and respiratory therapy.

Trainees will include registered nurses, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, radiologic technologists and respiratory therapists. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $26.02.

WSB Board of Directors elected the current slate of officers for a two-year term, beginning January of 2018 and running through December of 2019.

Mica Short, Community Relations Manager at Texas Gas Services, will serve as Board Chairperson. 

Grace Muñoz, Senior Vice President of Talent Management at First Light Federal Union, will serve as Vice Chairperson.

Hector Vidal, Manager at Walgreens, will serve as Secretary.

Leo A. Duran Sr., Owner of L&J Café, will serve as Past Board Chair.

The complete current listing of Workforce Solutions Borderplex Board of Directors can be found online.

YMCA of El Paso starts Super Summer Sign Ups Saturday

The YMCA of El Paso is kicking off the summer at the nearest YMCA on Saturday, May 7, 2016 for Super Summer Sign Ups.  Registration for summer programs including Summer Day Camp, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports and Memberships & Other Programs.

YMCA of El Paso officials say, “Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow…but, for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.”

Officials add. “The Y is all about more…the more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids…the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential. And that’s why we celebrate Super Summer Sign ups at all branches.”

Registration for summer program including Summer Day Camp, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports and Memberships & Other Programs.

Membership: YMCA pays the joiners fee | Summer Memberships (4 months for the price of 3 months)

Programs: $10 off other programs

Aquatics: Buy 1 session, Get 1 session half off (Summer Session Only)

Sports: $10 OFF for Members /$15 OFF for Non-Members

Day Camp: Pay for 10 weeks, get the 11th free


Loya YMCA | 2044 Trawood | 10AM-1PM

Bowling YMCA| 5509 Will Ruth |9AM-2PM

Westside YMCA | 7145 N. Mesa |9AM-3PM

Snow Sports Complex | 6400 Mason Farms Rd Santa Teresa NM (Sports Registration Only) | 9AM-3PM


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