By Rachel Hoeing

We hope you have had a wonderful weekend! In today’s Sunday Spotlight, enjoy info on:

~ YMCA of Greensboro’s Bright Beginnings Program

~ Smile Starters of Greensboro and Winston-Salem

~ 18th annual Wake Forest Women’s Football Camp


YMCA of Greensboro’s Bright Beginnings Program

GSOYMCABack-to-School is almost here, but for struggling families, school supplies and clothes are just one more thing their children will have to go without.  So, when Back-to-School rolls around, so does the YMCA of Greensboro’s Bright Beginnings program.  This initiative provides 550 of these children in K-8th grades with the new clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies they need to succeed. YMCA of Greensboro locations are collecting new backpacks, monetary donations & school supplies from July 15 – August 15. As an incentive, they are waiving the Joining Fee for anyone who donates a new backpack to the program (a savings of up to $75). Students in Guilford & Rockingham Counties who qualify for free/reduced lunch and are nominated by their guidance counselor or a YMCA community partner are eligible to qualify for Bright Beginnings. For information, to donate or volunteer, please visit a YMCA of Greensboro branch location or

Smile Starters

SStartersTopLogo1We all want what’s best for our children.  In Winston Salem and Greensboro, it all starts with a smile. Smile Starters general dentistry for youth (up to age 20) is here to help every child benefit from regular dental check-ups and cleanings.  Smile Starters accepts all patients with Medicaid, Health Choice TRICARE, or Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage.  Cash patients and walk-ins are welcome too. Immediate appointments are available.  It’s the right thing to do for your child’s overall health. Start dental check-ups now and your child’s smile will last a lifetime.  Oral health screening should occur in the first year of life. Parents may be present during an infant’s examination so the dentist can point out any areas of concern. A lifetime of good oral health begins with Smile Starters. In Winston Salem call 336-777-1272, in Greensboro call 336-370-1112 or visit online at

18th annual Wake Forest Women’s Football Camp

Whether you are a die-hard football fan or someone who just wants to learn more about the fundamentals of the game, the Wake Forest Women’s Football Camp on Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00pm promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss!
wfcamp– Mix & mingle with other Demon Deacon ladies, including wives of the coaching staff
– Special welcome from head football coach, Dave Clawson
– Fashion show
– Basic rules and strategies of football
– On-field drills
Gift bag with official camp t-shirt
– Door prizes
– Light hors d’ oeuvres served at the conclusion
– Cash bar with one (1) complimentary drink voucher
– Group photo with coaches
Dress casually with athletic shirts, shorts and sneakers. Cost is $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the Coaches Kids Program. Deadline to register is July 22. Sign up here!Spotlight is sponsored by the Greensboro YMCA, Smile Starters, and Wake Forest.