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 […]

Memorial Week Open House at Rockwall YMCA: Military, first responders, healthcare and families invited to enjoy Y for FREE

Memorial Week Open House at Rockwall YMCA: Military, first responders, healthcare and families invited to enjoy Y for FREE

ROCKWALL, TX (May 24, 2021) In remembrance of those lost during service to our country, the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall invites all military personnel, past and present (with valid military ID), first responders, and healthcare heroes – along with their families – to enjoy the Y for FREE from Monday, May 24 through Monday, […]

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas celebrates 135th year of serving North Texas

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas celebrates 135th year of serving North Texas

Rockwall YMCA volunteers honored at Annual Celebration ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2021 — The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas held its Annual Celebration on May 18th, celebrating 135 years of serving North Texas and the volunteers across communities in North Texas, including Rockwall. The event honored the volunteers that have tirelessly served the community throughout a […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Devin Hinnant, Sports Director at Rockwall YMCA

Good Neighbor: Meet Devin Hinnant, Sports Director at Rockwall YMCA

ROCKWALL, TX (May 11, 2021) Meet Devin Hinnant, who was recently hired on as Sports Director for the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. The 28-year-old has a B.S.E. in Health Education from the University of Kansas, and a M.S. in Health, Human Performance & Recreation from Pittsburgh State University. Upon graduating from college, Hinnant worked for […]

Rockwall YMCA hiring lifeguards, swim instructors

Rockwall YMCA hiring lifeguards, swim instructors

ROCKWALL, TX – April 8, 2021 – The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, located at 1210 N. Goliad, is currently hiring lifeguards, swim instructors, and aquatic professionals to be part of their elite crew of Y staff. You can receive FREE training and a job if you pass the swim test. Job Fair dates are […]

Dodie’s All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Fest returns to Rockwall Harbor May 2

Dodie’s All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Fest returns to Rockwall Harbor May 2

Annual Event Benefits Rockwall YMCA Angel Camp for Kids with Special Needs  ROCKWALL, TX – March 21, 2021 – Mudbug season is in full swing and that can only mean one thing – the return of the All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Fest at the Rockwall Harbor, benefiting J.E.R. Chilton YMCA’s Angel Camp for children with special needs. […]

YMCA Day of Giving: National Day to support local YMCAs

YMCA Day of Giving: National Day to support local YMCAs

Funds raised on March 2 will help support the Y’s ongoing mission to support local communities DALLAS (March 1, 2021) – The YMCA is launching its annual YMCA Day of Giving on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  YMCA Day of Giving is a one-day giving event that provides an opportunity to give to your local YMCA. […]