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Our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

About the MS Gulf Coast YMCA

Woody Blossman chartered the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA in December, 1975, with a love for children and the backing of some local businessmen. Blossman, then Chairman of Blossman Gas Company, had once witnessed the death of a child by drowning, and he wanted to do all he could to prevent it from happening to another child.

The YMCA opened in the former Marmin pool building with a staff of three. Since that day, the YMCA has steadily grown, with not only swimming lessons, but a diverse selection of classes and activities from which the whole community can benefit. Every day, the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA helps children and youth to deepen positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn.


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Blossman Family YMCA

1810 Government St.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 875-5050

Tradition Family YMCA

12661 Village Ave W.
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 831-8749

Blossman Family YMCA

Tradition Family YMCA