Dallas YMCA Key Leaders Luncheon: Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Commissioner, featured keynote speaker

The Catalyst Advancing Equity Award will be presented in recognition of partnership with the Dallas Y’s Catalyst Initiative DALLAS (September 14, 2021) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced today it will host the 2021 YMCA Key Leaders Luncheon, presented by Delta Airlines, on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:30am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announces first round of planned impact from recent MacKenzie Scott donation

The gift from Ms. Scott was the largest in the organization’s history DALLAS, TX (August 20, 2021) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced today how the organization will use the first $1.5 million of the largest gift in its history from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to help the local North Texas community. “Last […]

Rockwall YMCA welcomes all area educators to Teacher Prayer Breakfast

Rockwall YMCA welcomes all area educators to Teacher Prayer Breakfast

ROCKWALL, TX (July 14, 2021) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall welcomes all school teachers throughout the Rockwall area to a Teacher Prayer Breakfast in their honor, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 10 at the Y, 1210 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall. This will be a time of encouragement and prayer, featuring a catered […]

YMCA and Mission Control team up to bring esports to communities across greater Dallas area

YMCA and Mission Control team up to bring esports to communities across greater Dallas area

DALLAS (July 12, 2021) – Today, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced Mission Control, a leading recreational esports software, is working with the Dallas YMCA. After seeing much success in its esports programs, the Dallas YMCA has chosen to utilize the Mission Control platform as it allows them to create an even better experience for […]

Rockwall Kiwanis, PlayTri present annual Tri Rock Triathlon

Rockwall Kiwanis, PlayTri present annual Tri Rock Triathlon

ROCKWALL, TX (July 12, 2021) The Rockwall Kiwanis will host its annual Tri Rock Triathlon from 7:15 a.m. to about noon Sunday, August 1 at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, 1210 N. Goliad St. The Sprint Triathlon is open to everyone 13 and older, and comprises a 150-yard pool swim, 10-mile bike ride, and […]

Rockwall Riptides make big splash at YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships

Rockwall Riptides make big splash at YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships

ROCKWALL, TX (July 12, 2021) Over 400 swimmers and 11 teams competed this weekend in the YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships, including the Rockwall Riptides Swim Team, comprising 75 swimmers, 30 relay teams and 375 individual swims. Congratulations go out to the Riptides who finished with 14 individual high point winners and scored 4,461.5 […]

Larry Barrentine named Rockwall YMCA’s Father of the Year

Larry Barrentine named Rockwall YMCA’s Father of the Year

ROCKWALL, TX (June 19, 2021) Each June we celebrate Father’s Day, BUT did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. Her father was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth […]

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

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! […]

YMCA sets goal of eliminating childhood drowning in kids 4 and under

YMCA sets goal of eliminating childhood drowning in kids 4 and under

YMCA Dallas to hold free swim assessments at area branches Saturday, May 29 from 11am-1pm; provide tips to keep children safe in backyard pools DALLAS (May 27, 2021) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has announced it has set a goal of eliminating childhood drowning in kids 4 and under. Drowning is the second leading […]

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to host blood drive to replenish supply for hospital patients

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to host blood drive to replenish supply for hospital patients

Donate blood for health and safety of mothers and newborn babies ROCKWALL, Texas (May 24, 2021) – A little-known reason why blood is required for hospital blood banks is complications during pregnancy, at childbirth, or post-delivery, leading to significant blood loss. Severe bleeding is one of the top five causes of pregnancy-related deaths1 in the […]

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