PRESS RELEASES

DALLAS YMCA HONORS T. BOONE PICKENS AND LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

Dallas, Texas – September 12, 2019 – The YMCA staff, members, volunteers and board were saddened to hear about the passing of T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Pickens was a larger-than-life visionary, business leader and philanthropist. We are thankful for the impact he made on the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and we are committed to honoring and maintaining the T. Boone Pickens namesake and having a YMCA presence in the Downtown Dallas area.

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SIRIUS SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES SUCCESS OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT DALLAS YMCA

Dallas - May 29, 2019 – The Sirius Solutions Human Capital practice is proud to announce the successful first year of their leadership development program at the Dallas YMCA. Entitled “Achieve Your Leadership Potential” (AYLP) the innovative program not only has helped develop future leaders in Dallas but laid out a blueprint for how the program could assist other organizations.

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DALLAS YMCA CEO VISITS YMCA LIBERIA

Dallas - May 10, 2019 – YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas world service partner, Liberia YMCA, honors ‘long serving employees’ and five American visiting guests representing the US-YMCA.

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IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY: FIVE ON THE 4TH RUN/WALK RETURNS FOR PATRIOTIC HOLIDAY

Dallas - May 29, 2019 - Start your Independence Day on the right foot with Five on the 4th, a family-friendly event benefiting the YMCA of Greater Dallas, is back after a successful inaugural event last year. The event takes place at Klyde Warren Park on July 4th, with races and walks beginning at 8 a.m.

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DROWNING IS SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR KIDS

Dallas - May 24, 2019 - A safety-first focus is available through swimming lessons, water safety demonstrations and other community partnerships at the YMCA year-round. As summer kicks off, water safety becomes a focal point for summer activities. The Y is offering Free “Safe Swim” at YMCA pools across the metroplex Memorial Day Weekend, including Water Safety Demos!

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MEMORIAL WEEK OPEN HOUSE

Dallas - May 24, 2019 - In appreciation for those in uniform, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas proudly invites all active military personnel, first responders, past and present, along with their families, to ENJOY THE Y FOR FREE at one of our 19 YMCA locations during the week of Memorial Day, May 27th - 31st.

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Y SCHOLARS AWARDED $35,500 BY YMCA FOUNDATION

Dallas - May 3, 2019 - Seventeen Dallas-area high school seniors received a total of $35,500 in academic scholarships from the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation and its supporters at its 39th Annual College Scholarship Reception. These scholarships are renewable over four years for a total of $142,000.  Along with these scholars, the YMCA awarded an additional $130,000 to 81 continuing college students who re-qualified for prior scholarships based on academic achievement.

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TEENS MEET IN DALLAS FOR MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE

Dallas - April 12, 2019 - This 2018-19 school year the Texas Model United Nations program welcomed 544 teens from 42 schools across the state including 386 teens from 24 schools across Dallas. Dallas and Houston officers and YMCAs each hosted Regional Summits and 210 participants attended the 4th MUN State Assembly held at the Plano Marriott.

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