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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.

Opens in a new window NBC TODAY

December 30, 2016

Marcus Samuelsson and two others standing in front of a table
Today Show

Basketball: From Humble Beginnings, Hoops Celebrates 125th Birthday

A game drawn up to occupy some bored boys as winter approached at a Massachusetts gymnasium celebrates its 125th anniversary on Wednesday and basketball's status as the world's second most popular sport. Basketball began on Dec 21, 1891 at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) gym in Springfield with rules made up by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith.

Opens in a new window Reuters

December 21, 2016

Boys playing basketball on an outdoor court
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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.

Opens in a new window Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 21, 2016

Group of people at Dwight Howard YMCA

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