First Friday Report

Read this month's issue, from our President and CEO, Curt Hazelbaker.


Uncertainty Put To Rest Through YMCA Support

HUNT COUNTY, TX -  March 8, 2018 The new year can bring uncertainly to many but that was not the case for the parents of children enrolled in the YMCA Afterschool program because of the efforts of the Dallas Y. At the end of the year, the Greenville and Hunt County YMCA announced the difficult decision they would be closing their operations. This decision effected many families in the surrounding districts that depended on the YMCA for after school childcare. Beginning in January 2018,...

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Communities Foundation of Texas gives $150,000 to support racial equality in Dallas

DALLAS, TX - Jan 18, 2018  The Communities Foundation of Texas is distributing $150,000 among 35 nonprofits that promote racial equality via storytelling in Dallas. Cara Mia Theatre Co., for instance, will use the money to engage youth and community members with its performances.
"Allowing people the space to tell their stories and experiences of bias and discrimination and providing opportunities for others to hear those stories and be touched by them is the first step toward healing," said Communities Foundation's chief philanthropy officer, Sarah Cotton Nelson.

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DALLAS, TX - Nov 23, 2018 The YMCA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Turkey Trot! A tradition since 1967, the Trot has taken over the Dallas area and provided a fun morning for families on Thanksgiving Day. By 1979, the race became so popular that it was relocated to downtown Dallas to showcase the big city. Since then the race has brought people in from all over the world. The Trot includes the choice of an eight-mile distance and a 5k Fun Run/Walk. Even if you’re not a runner, there are still fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

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The Dallas YMCA Celebrates Father's Day

DALLAS, TX - June 16th, 2017 Each year, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas celebrates the anniversary of Father’s Day by honoring local Dads as the YMCA Fathers of the Year. These Dads are honored at their local branches along with an association-wide evening celebration of family fun. 

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Dallas YMCA Hosts Annual Campaign Victory Celebration

DALLAS, TX - May 4th, 2017 The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has been listening and responding to our cities most critical social needs for more than 130 years. Whether it is teaching life saving skills to children through swim lessons or developing leadership skills in teens, providing a safe place for children after school or energizing healthier life styles for all, the YMCA has been empowering the people in our community to be healthy, confident and connected.

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DALLAS, TX - April 28th, 2017 Twenty Dallas-area high school seniors received a total of $21,500 in academic scholarships from the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation and its supporters at its 36th Annual College Scholarship Dinner.

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Dallas YMCA Hosts 132nd Annual Meeting

DALLAS, TX - April 13th, 2017 The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas honored 25 amazing area volunteers at its 132nd Annual Meeting held at the Belo Mansion. Volunteers were praised for their continued commitment and generosity to the North Texas community. Two additional individuals received the organization’s prestigious Distinguished YMCA Leadership Awards for consistent and extraordinary leadership in community service.

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