Fulton CYO Announces 2009 Fall Schedule

FULTON, NY – The CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County is offering a full schedule for the fall / winter session.

The CYO program, funded in part by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau and the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has designed a variety of activities to aid in the recreational development of youth in Fulton, as well as the surrounding communities of Oswego County.

CYO Director Jim Smiley is looking forward to the fall schedule.

“CYO provides positive recreational and educational activities for children in our community. The children really enjoy the program and have the opportunity to make new friends learn how to interact with their peers in a social environment,” he said.

All activities are free of charge and are supervised by a trained staff.

The staff encourages youth involvement in both structured and non-structured activities, and assists all participants as needed to insure that they receive the full benefits of the program as well as help in their physical and mental development.

The fall / winter 2009 – 2010 schedule is as follows:

Monday – Friday 3 to 6 p.m.: grades K – 8.

Open gym: basketball, floor hockey, foosball and more.

Every Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m., arts and crafts, beginning Oct. 15.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.: Youth Drop-in program for grades 7 – 12.

Open gym: dodge ball, basketball, pool, ping-pong and more.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: grades K – 12.

Open gym: kickball, dodge ball, touch football, basketball, Whiffleball and more.

During school vacation days and snow days the CYO will have an open recreation program from 1 to 5 p.m.

Registration for CYO Co-Ed basketball leagues for 7 – 12 graders will be the weeks of Nov. 2 and 9.

There will also be special events for children in grades K through 6 including a pumpkin carving contest on Oct. 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., a Halloween party on Oct. 22 from 4 – 6 p.m., and a Christmas party on Dec. 17 from 4 – 6 p.m.

The CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County offers youth a safe, non-threatening, nurturing atmosphere with positive role models.

For more information regarding the CYO Program, call Smiley at 598-3980.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.