Media Coverage



Pete Kiehart for The New York Times

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

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



NBC News

How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

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



Ryan Johnson, YMCA of the USA

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

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



KPRC 2

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

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



NBC

TODAY and YMCA Exceed Goal of 1 Million Acts of Kindness During Holiday Season

This holiday season, the Y and TODAY have been working towards the goal of logging 1 million acts of kindness throughout the United States. Today, it was announced that the goal was exceeded! Y spokesperson and chef Marcus Samuelsson and kids from the Harlem YMCA stopped by to share the good news as well as a recipe families can make in the new year.   NBC TODAY



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Hawks’ Dwight Howard surprises kids with Christmas shopping spree

Atlanta Hawks star Dwight Howard surprised 50 kids from the Decatur Family YMCA with a JCPenney Christmas shopping trip as part of the #JoyWorthGiving initiaitve.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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