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Community Blood Drive Set for Sept. 14

USC Recreation - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A community blood drive will take place in Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome between noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The address is 1551 Mayview Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

To make an appointment, please:
-Visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code C565,
-Download the Central Blood Bank app, or
-Call 412-221-1099 ext. 600.

Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 15,760 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Most of these kids undergoing cancer treatment require blood or platelet transfusion. Don't let them fight alone. Please open up your heart and roll up your sleeves. 

Official Winners of Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon Announced

USC Recreation - Wednesday, August 01, 2018


































On July 28, 2018, about 70 children competed in the Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon in Upper St. Clair. Spirits were high and the weather was perfect with a sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 60s. 

Below are the official winners of the race. We also want to report that every child finished the race. That's a big accomplishment! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Boys, Ages 7-9:
1. DJ Poe, 8
2. Liam Wilson, 9
3. Tabari Morgan, 8

Boys, Ages 10-12:
1. Alek Piatek, 11
2. Ryan Dougherty, 10
3. Cooper Bedilion, 10

Girls, Ages 7-9:
1. Mia Monaco, 8
2. Anelise Castrodale, 9
3. Emma Piatek, 8

Girls, Ages 10-12:
1. Freja Kile, 12
2. Abby Poe, 10
3. Teagan Yurocko, 10


Annual Building Closure Scheduled for Aug. 19-24

USC Recreation - Thursday, July 19, 2018

The annual building closure at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is coming up on Sunday, Aug. 19 - Friday, Aug. 24.

The indoor pool will close from Monday, Aug. 13 - Friday, Aug. 24.

Cleaning and maintenance will be performed during the closure.

The outdoor pool will remain open from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the closure. In addition, outdoor lap swimming will be offered from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. from Monday through Friday on Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-24. Please use the outdoor pool gate to enter the pool area.

Other hours of operation during the annual building closure from Aug. 19-24:
-Administrative office will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
-Membership will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
-Facility rentals will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Try the Tri: Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is July 28

USC Recreation - Monday, June 25, 2018
Kids ages 7-12 years old are invited to try the tri!

The Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is on July 28, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Check-in is at 6:45 a.m.

The youth triathlon in Upper St. Clair is a way to get kids active and exercising in a friendly competition that tests their abilities in multiple facets of exercise. 

Participants will receive:
1. Youth Tri T-shirt
2. Goodie bag
3. Finisher medal




Cost:
$38.50

Registration deadline:
July 25, 2018
There will be no race day registration.
Register at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park front desk. 




Ages 7-9 Years Old:
-Swim 75 yards (3 pool lengths)
-Bike 1 mile (1 lap around fields)
-Run 0.5 miles (out and back)

Ages 10-12 Years Old:
-Swim 125 yards (5 pool lengths)
-Bike 2 miles (2 laps around fields)
-Run 1 mile (out and back)








Training:
The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park has an optional training program. It starts July 3. 

 General Rules:
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of participants or their parents and supporters will not be allowed. Participants must treat others with courtesy and respect. No rude, abusive or discourteous language or behavior will be tolerated.
2. Participants must complete the prescribed course in its entirety.
3. No unauthorized assistance of any kind is allowed. Non-participants may not run or ride a bicycle with a participant nor may they provide them with any food, fluid or equipment aid during the competition. 
4. Race numbers must be displayed at all times. Swimmers must be clearly body-marked. Cyclists and runners must wear their bib numbers. 
A full list and description of rules and regulations will be provided after registering for the event. 

Mandatory Pre-Race Preparation Meeting:
Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park Community Room

Make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the race:
Bring your bike to the pre-race meeting for a safety check. Bikes may be checked on the day of the race, but lines will be long. Get ahead of the game and check it the day before at the meeting. Tandem Bike Connection will be doing the official checks. 

Race day checklist:
-Swim: Swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, ear plugs
-Bike: Bike helmet (required), water bottle, sunglasses, jersey/T-shirt/tank top, cycling shorts, cycling footwear and socks
-Run: Running shoes and socks, hat/visor

Sponsors (As of April 1, 2018):

Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park
KSG Orthodontics

Volunteers needed:
Contact Lisa Reutzel
412-221-1099 ext. 619
reutzel@twpusc.org

Community Day 2018 is May 19

USC Recreation - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Upper St. Clair Community Day is Saturday, May 19, 2018. The public is invited to a brief, but certainly meaningful, Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park, next to the municipal building at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., nonprofit groups from the community will open their booths with games and food to buy in McLaughlin Run Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot, located at 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. The booth area will remain open until 4 p.m.

The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will follow the route from Truxton Drive, along McLaughlin Run Road to Panther Pass, and back up to the high school. The best place to watch the parade is along McLaughlin Run Road. Consider bringing a bag or container for kids to collect candy thrown from the parade. This year's grand marshals are Dr. Patrick O'Toole, retiring superintendent of schools, and Joe Conners, retiring chief of school police. Pink Panthers is this year's theme.  

New this year, the Upper St. Clair High School Student Council will host a continual Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can hunt for hidden "gems" that will be scattered around Community Day. Inside each "gem," a note will tell the finder to bring the "gem" and the paper to the Student Council booth to claim his/her prize.
Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Registration at the Upper St. Clair High School's stadium 

9 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Begins (Preregistration required to participate, no registration accepted after 8:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m.: Hottest Dog Contest at Founders Field stage, next to the municipal building (Preregistration required to participate, but not to watch)

10:30 a.m.: Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Fair Booths in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Clair's Kennel Open House, located behind the Veterans Park.

11:30 a.m.: Parade, watch along McLaughlin Run Road

Noon - 3 p.m.: Log House Open House and Herb Sale

Noon - 4 p.m.: Gilfillan Farm Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Inflatable 5-in-1 Obstacle Course behind the municipal building in the library parking lot (Upper St. Clair Library will be closed on Saturday, May 19)

12:15 p.m.: Bake Off Awards in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's parking lot

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Public Works Department Open House

2 p.m.: Toddler Trot in Founders Field next to the municipal building

2-4 p.m.: High School sand volleyball behind the McLaughlin Run Activity Center (the MAC)

3 p.m.: Duck Race in the McLaughlin Run Creek

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Community Day After Party by the Upper St. Clair High School's front field

Shuttle bus parking

Shuttle bus service will be available to the municipal building every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. from the following locations:

-Boyce Middle School
-Fort Couch Middle School
-Upper St. Clair High School
-Gilfillan Farm
-Westminster Presbyterian Church, south lot
-Fire Station

Please be advised that permit parking only will be allowed in the Public Works parking lot on Truxton Drive.

Events that require preregistration

-Color Run/Walk for Fun
-Hottest Dog Contest
-Bake Off Contest
-Toddler Trot

For more information about Community Day, please call 412-221-1099, extension 655.



USC Commissioners Approve Construction of Tennis/Golf Building

USC Administration - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

At their March 5 meeting, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a new tennis and golf administration building on McLaughlin Run Road.

The current structure next to the Upper St. Clair tennis courts is more than 30 years old and beyond its useful life.

Construction is set to begin in late spring. The 1,110-square-foot structure will house Upper St. Clair Tennis and Golf administration, storage for the tennis programs, a pavilion, and ADA-compliant bathrooms.

Become a Lifeguard in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Friday, February 09, 2018
Here's your chance to become a lifeguard in Upper St. Clair. The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is hiring!

A new, blended-learning lifeguard course is available for those interested in a new lifeguard job. It includes approximately seven hours, 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of in-class skills. 

Here are some options for in-class skills:

Registration Due by Thursday, March 22:
-Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
-Wednesday, March 28 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration Due By Wednesday, March 28
-Tuesday, April 3 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 5 4 - 10 p.m.
-Tuesday, April 10 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 12 4 - 10 p.m.


Fees:
-$180 for C&RC member without book, or $215 with book
-$205 for Upper St. Clair resident non-member without book, or $240 with book
-$230 Surrounding community non-member without book, or $265 with book

Those who take the course must be 15 years old. In order to complete the lifeguard certification, one must attend all classes, pass all writing exams, perform all required skills with 100 percent accuracy, and pass the final scenario. 

Already certified?
Lifeguard positions are now available at the Community and Recreation Center at 1551 Mayview Road in Upper St. Clair. Pick up your employment packet at the front desk to start your new lifeguarding job! 

For more information, you can call 412-221-1099.

Editor's Note: This article was updated with new class dates on Feb. 27


Upper St. Clair Hosts Day of Service

USC Recreation - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Instead of a day off from school, more than 60 students made it a day "on."

These students spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day completing a variety of service projects at the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

More than 30 volunteers, including students from Upper St. Clair High School and the University of Pittsburgh, helped organize the community service acts. Some of the projects included making valentines and care bags for veterans; cookies for the homeless; thank you cards for local first responders; cat toys for rescue cats; and dog tugs and snuggle mats for rescue pit bulls. 

A sincere thank you to everyone involved to make the C&RC's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event another big success!































New Date for the Winter Wellness Dash

USC Recreation - Friday, December 29, 2017
Since the weather forced us to cancel the original run, we're trying it again!

Start the new year on the right foot by participating in the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center's Winter Wellness Dash on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from noon until 3 p.m.

The first 100 participants (ages 6 and older) will receive winter beanies. Packet pick-up is on Saturday, Jan. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Registration for the Winter Wellness Dash will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. The $5 fee includes the winter beanie for all registrants ages 6 and older. Kids ages 5 and under participate for free.

The family fun run and walk is open to all ages and fitness levels and sticks to a moderately challenging paved route through Boyce Mayview Park. It's a great opportunity to keep your friends and family active during the winter. Strollers are welcome. 

For more information, contact the C&RC at 412-221-1099. 

C&RC Hosting Blood Drive

USC Recreation - Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Get in the giving spirit. Help keep blood supplies stocked during the holiday season by donating blood conveniently at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

A blood drive for the Central Blood Bank is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. in the community rooms. Save up to three lives with every donation, and receive a festive holiday ugly sweater T-shirt in return!

Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcomed. Use the group code C565 online or call 412-221-1099. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID. 






















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