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DFW YMCA’S TEAMING UP TO RAISE OVER $100,000 FOR NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITIES

 Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Texas — YMCAs in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington are coming together for YMCA Day of Giving, a one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to give to your local Y across the DFW Metroplex. Collectively, the goal is to raise over $100,000. This is the first time that all three YMCAs – YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, YMCA of Metropolitan
Fort Worth and the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA – are joining forces for a philanthropy event. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 5th and you can visit any Y in the metroplex to donate in-person or you can choose to donate online at www.ymcadayofgiving.org.

YMCA Day of Giving was launched in Dallas last year, with a goal of $40,000. By the end of the day, more than 700 individual donations totaling nearly $87,000 was given. The day showcased how local communities can come together to help support the Y and its impact in the community.

YMCA Day of Giving was created by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina where Curt Hazelbaker (current President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas since 2017), was the President and CEO for 9 years.

The Day of Giving is a terrific way to rally behind the important work being done daily at Ys throughout the area. The community embraced the effort last year and we know they will again this year.” stated Curt Hazelbaker, President & CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Donations to the YMCA Day of Giving, will support the Y’s community outreach and programs including:
• Camps
• Safety Around Water
• Youth & Government
• Youth Sports
• Healthy Living
• After School

YMCA Day of Giving gives us the ability to serve more individuals with crucial healthy living and youth development programs. The YMCA is an organization for all and generous donors help us keep that promise.” said Tony Shuman, Chief Executive Officer and President of YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

The YMCA’s in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington-Mansfield are working together to make a difference in the community. Collectively, the three Ys serve over 325,000 people and raise over $6 Million each year through financial support from donors, volunteers, members and generous people in the community.

The Day of Giving helps to ensure that our YMCA remains an organization that is “open to all” members of our community,” Eric Tucker, President & CEO of Arlington Mansfield Area YMCA stated. “It also helps us to meet critical community needs through our core focus areas in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

To learn more about YMCA Day of Giving, visit www.ymcadayofgiving.org.

About the YMCA’s in North Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington-Mansfield)
With over 130 years of service to the DFW area, the YMCA serves more than 325,000 unique individuals on an annual basis. We have over 30 branches throughout the metroplex, we are in over 100 schools for afterschool programming and we also offer both day-camp and overnight camp opportunities for youth. Last year alone we were able to give over $16 million in total community benefit which allows the Y to provide crucial healthy living and youth development programming at a discounted rate or even better at no cost at all to community members.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.

About YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
With 128 years of service to the Fort Worth area, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth serves more than 112,000 unique individuals on an annual basis. Its work impacts our community daily through programs that emphasize youth development, encourage healthy living, and empower social responsibility. The non-profit organization offers diverse family programs including youth sports, youth and government, camping, child care, swimming and drowning prevention, wellness, diabetes management, and senior-specific adult programs in addition to fitness memberships. The Y has branches in Tarrant, Johnson, and Hood counties. Additionally, it owns and operates YMCA Camp Carter, a year-round facility offering both day-camp programs and residential opportunities for youth. It also owns and operates the YMCA Sports Complex in southwest Fort Worth, providing soccer, baseball, and other youth sports opportunities.

About Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information visit: www.amaymca.org

Contact:

David Frederick
VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
(469) 276-8447 or dfrederick@ymcadallas.org

Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
(817) 566-1063 or lamoncrief@ymcafw.org

Daison Lyken
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Arlington Mansfield Area YMCA
817-299-9629 or daisonl@amaymca.org

PHOTO/VIDEO/ON-AIR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE on TUESDAY, MARCH 5th in Dallas, Fort Worth & Arlington. Call or email for details.

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