Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2020 —Two years ago, Xavier Cunningham – a 24-year-old with special needs who’s high functioning – came into the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to apply for a membership. Xavier had been in and out of foster care since he was three years old, and was at the time living […]

Rockwall YMCA community donates record number of Angel Tree gifts

Rockwall YMCA community donates record number of Angel Tree gifts

ROCKWALL, TX – December 18, 2020 — With the global pandemic comes many a hardship for local small businesses and charities as they continue to do all they can to stay afloat. Those circumstances have created a need within the community that’s far greater than it ever has been before; But they have also brought […]

Rockwall YMCA, Meals on Wheels bring Thanksgiving to homebound seniors in need

Rockwall YMCA, Meals on Wheels bring Thanksgiving to homebound seniors in need

ROCKWALL, TX – November 24, 2020 — The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall and Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County (MOWSS) provided groceries for local homebound seniors in need to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this week. The Rockwall Y partnered with MOWSS to identify elderly clients in the area who might not otherwise […]

Rockwall YMCA honors veterans with special ceremony

Rockwall YMCA honors veterans with special ceremony

ROCKWALL, TX – November 11, 2020 — The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall welcomed the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall, local dignitaries and officials, and veterans from the community to observe a special ceremony on Veterans Day. The outdoor event recognized and remembered those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those […]

Rockwall YMCA brings fun to at-home learners with new fitness programs at the Y

Rockwall YMCA brings fun to at-home learners with new fitness programs at the Y

ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many parents to choose remote learning for their kids in order to keep them safe. But while remote learning is less risky, it also means that kids might miss out on the benefits of physical activities they would normally get while at school […]

Rockwall YMCA to begin opening at 5 a.m. starting July 13th

Rockwall YMCA to begin opening at 5 a.m. starting July 13th

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 10, 2020) Rise and shine with the Rockwall YMCA! Effective Monday, July 13, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will open early, beginning at 5 a.m. Check out their website for full operating hours. Those interested in joining the YMCA, or re-activating their membership, may do so with no Joiner Fee. […]

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 29, 2020) With the phased re-opening of the Texas economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many struggling local businesses are breathing a collective sigh of relief as they try to return to a new normal. Although area restaurants and small businesses are heavily impacted by COVID-19, many around the county are better […]

Swim lessons return to the Rockwall YMCA June 15

Swim lessons return to the Rockwall YMCA June 15

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 9, 2020) Pool time is back at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall! The Rockwall Y will begin offering swim lessons to families on June 15th. The decision to re-open swimming lessons comes from the guidance of the CDC, which states that it is safe to swim as the COVID-19 virus […]

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

When the staff at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall learned that one of its senior members, Sue N., was having trouble meeting her basic needs, like buying groceries, they knew it was time to come together and support a member of the Y community in more ways than one. “As a charity organization, we rely […]

girlSTRONG: Rockwall YMCA program builds strength, confidence and character

girlSTRONG: Rockwall YMCA program builds strength, confidence and character

This spring, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will seek to help girls become strong in both mind, body and spirit with its girlSTRONG program. The brainchild of Rockwall YMCA Health and Wellness Director Diana Fulton, this empowering program invites girls ages 10-16 to eight weeks of fitness and healthy group discussions designed to build […]

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