Turkey Trot t-shirt design contest open now to all ages

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Winning design will be featured on the official 2021 Turkey Trot T-shirt

DALLAS (June 18, 2021) – One of the questions the Dallas YMCA gets every year is what the famous Turkey Trot t-shirt will look like. This year, the Dallas Y is giving you the chance to submit your best designs! The YMCA is bringing back its popular contest that asks the public to submit t-shirt designs, with the winning design featured on the famous 2021 Turkey Trot shirt. Whether you’re a professional graphic designer, a person who likes to dabble in drawing, or a talented child or teen, the contest is open to all ages.

Artwork must be submitted by 11:59pm on June 30, 2021. A group of finalists will then be chosen for public consideration, with the general public able to vote online for their favorite design from July 5 – July 25. To learn more and submit your design, visit www.thetrot.org.

“The Turkey Trot t-shirt is always one of the items people look the most forward to receiving for the event. We’re excited to feature the design of a North Texas designer on the shirts this year,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “The 2021 race will be in person this year, with virtual options available to those who would prefer to race at home. We’re looking forward to being together again for this annual Thanksgiving Day tradition.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot which supports YMCA programs that empower people and strengthen our Dallas communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of North Texas youth & teens, improves our area’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Thanks to our longtime sponsor and partner Luke’s Locker and supporting sponsors Downtown Dallas Inc., Gainsco Auto Insurance and Homelight. Learn about sponsorship opportunities at www.thetrot.org.

Registration for the 2021 Turkey Trot is open now. Individuals and families can register for the 5K Run/Walk, 8 Mile Race, Junior Trot or the Virtual Trot at Home where participants can be anywhere. All participants will receive the official 2021 Turkey Trot long-sleeved t-shirt. Visit www.thetrot.org for the latest information and to register for the race.

This year’s theme is “Thankful Together” with proceeds from the 2021 Turkey Trot supporting the YMCA’s Community Health programs that help families dealing with diabetes, nutritional challenges, and weight loss struggles.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.

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