FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

YMCA Recognizes State Representative Chris Turner as a 2018 YMCA Champion

 Arlington/TX, June 14, 2018 — The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA and The Texas State Alliance of YMCAs celebrate our state legislative outstanding support. This year we’ve identified 2018 award recipient, Rep. Chris Turner as a YMCA Champion based on his support of Texas YMCAs and our areas of YMCA focus.

State Representative Chris Turner serves the people of House District 101, a diverse area of Tarrant County, which includes portions of Arlington and Grand Prairie. He will be presented the YMCA Champion award on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Cooper Street YMCA.  During his visit, Representative Turner will have the opportunity to meet with Y volunteers, members, and staff as they share about the Y’s impact in the community and throughout House District 101.

“The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is honored to present this award to Representative Turner because of his tireless commitment to nurturing the development of our youth and improving  the well being of our community,” said Eric Tucker, President and CEO of the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. “Chris is a huge supporter of our Youth and Government program that involves thousands of teens nationwide and 96 locally in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to practice democracy. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.”

Representative Turner is a member of the YMCA Legislative Caucus. He is one of the 26 officials that are dedicated to educating and sharing information on the YMCA’s mission, community impact and expertise on youth, family, and community issues. The Caucus is a unique opportunity for legislators to connect with the YMCA associations serving over 200 urban, suburban and rural communities across the state while promoting healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.

Contact:

Heidi Hardy
Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
817-299-9629 ext. 1600
heidih@amaymca.org

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