Focus on fitness: think positive, plan, get support

Do you ever feel like you need some assistance to reach your goals?  Following are some tips that can help you: First, what is it you want to accomplish?  Do you want to lose weight?  Do you want to add muscle?  Do you want to reduce your blood pressure or relieve stress? What I find […]

‘YMCA Angel Camp takes the “dis” out of disability’

The Rockwall Family YMCA’s Angel Camp is a day camp for children with intellectual disabilities – the only camp of its kind in Rockwall. The camp includes typical day camp activities, plus weekly field trips specially designed for kids age 6 to 14 with special needs. Chase Wood was born with Down Syndrome and he […]

Rockwall Y to host Healthy Kids Day, welcoming kids, community

Free community event kicks off summer of physical fitness for area families 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 On Saturday, April 28, the Rockwall Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being. […]

Sign up now for summer sports at Rockwall YMCA

The Rockwall County YMCA is offering Baseball, T-ball, Softball (ages 4-14) Flag Football (ages 6-12) and Volleyball (3rd thru 6th grade). Registration runs through March 31. Late registration runs April 1-15 and ends when all teams are full. Register now to take advantage of the lowest prices. Returning players who register before April 1 are guaranteed […]

Longsworth Insurance: Come hail or high water

Longsworth Insurance: Come hail or high water

No one wants to imagine their home being flooded, struck by lightning, or burglarized. We purchase homeowners insurance and count on it to protect us should we experience damage or property loss. But until tragedy strikes, many of us aren’t sure exactly what our policy will and won’t cover. “Your home is your castle, perhaps […]

Basketball tourney honors memory of Rockwall student

Basketball tourney honors memory of Rockwall student

Enjoy a day of hoops, celebrate the life of Cameron Echols The 6th Annual Cameron Echols Memorial Basketball Tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 25. Games will be played at the Rockwall YMCA, Williams Middle School and the Rockwall ISD Administration Building. The tournament honors the memory of Cameron Echols, a 13-year-old Rockwall student and athlete […]

Neighbors helping neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors

(VIDEO: Tori’s testimony) Support the YMCA Partners Campaign, help strengthen your local community Every day, the Dallas YMCA serves as a gathering place for the community. Kids pour in after school to play and do homework. Seniors meet for coffee, group activities, and to connect with one another. Future leaders are born as teens learn […]

Love stories from the YMCA

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the holiday. I love it because I think any celebration of love is a great thing. I dislike it because, being single, the holiday always brings with it a feeling of missing out on something- or when you are in a couple, […]

MusicFest to roast Mike Atkins of Rockwall Y

Following a tradition of honoring citizens who have made significant contributions to the Rockwall community, Mike Atkins, Executive Director of the Rockwall County Family YMCA, will be the subject of MusicFest’s Ninth Annual Celebrity Roast on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Occasions at Stone River in Royse City. Atkins has served  as executive director of the Rockwall Y […]

Y kicks off Partners Campaign, assists local families

The Rockwall Family YMCA kicked off its annual Partners Campaign Monday with executive director Mike Atkins announcing a fundraising goal of $150,000 – money that will be used to ensure that “no child is turned away from the Y due to financial hardship.” Members of the Y Board of Management, Y staff, city officials and […]