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News From the Y

A Court Used for Playing Hoops Since 1893. Where? Paris.

Pete Kiehart for The New York Times

A Y.M.C.A. in France claims the oldest basketball court in in the world. But it is in no shape for regular basketball games
The New York Times

How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

NBC News

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are finding that cycling is helping patients stop the symptoms of Parkinson's and can even do something medicine can't do. Plus how the Y is helping expand the program's reach. 
NBC Nightly News

New American Welcome Center Coming to Champaign-Urbana

A New American Welcome Center is coming to Champaign-Urbana, one of six being established this year through Y-USA. 
The News-Gazette

Despite snub, Chris Paul staying busy off the court during All-Star Weekend

Ryan Johnson, YMCA of the USA

Paul, along with State Farm and the Chris Paul Family Foundation, will unveil a new technology center at the New Orleans Dryades YMCA as part of the State Farm NBA Cares Assist Tracker program.
USA Today

Houston News Highlights Iraqi Refugee's Journey to U.S.

KPRC 2

Houston's Newsmakers recently interviewed Jeff Watkins, VP of global initiatives for YMCA International and Sara Alkhafaji, an Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2016. The pair discuss Alkhafaji's journey to the States and the YMCA's work with refugees. 
KPRC 2 News

Students Who Participate in YMCA Summer Programs Make Learning Gains

Education Week explores two academic programs offered through the Y which help students improve their reading and math skills. 
Education Week

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