Kids playing basketball with Scottish Rite for Children jersey

DALLAS, TEXAS (July 18, 2023) The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has welcomed a new local partnership with Scottish Rite For Children, which is No. 1 in the Southwest for pediatric orthopedics, for the Y’s basketball teams during the 2023-2024 seasons.

The Y’s youth basketball league has no tryouts, and everyone is welcome. Players can participate in every game and receive equal court time, regardless of skill level. Youth Basketball at the Y develops fundamental basketball skills, teaches teamwork and promotes physical activity in a team environment.

“Basketball is a beloved sport across the country and right here in North Texas,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “At the Y, we strive to expose different avenues of sports to athletes and those who just want to get in the game. We’re excited to continue to provide a safe place for youth to explore their interests with support from Scottish Rite for Children.”

Players will receive new custom jerseys as they enter the summer season, in addition to information and tips about hydration, nutrition, stretching, and injury prevention from the leading experts at Scottish Rite

“Scottish Rite for Children’s remarkable mission is all about giving children back their childhood,” Robert L Walker, CEO/President of Scottish Rite for Children says. “The longstanding role of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas helps children stay active and included and sparks a love of team sports. Scottish Rite is excited to join up with the Dallas YMCA in support of the community.”

Participating YMCA locations include:

  • White Rock YMCA
  • Plano Family YMCA
  • Frisco Family YMCA
  • McKinney Family YMCA
  • Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff
  • Semones Family YMCA


Kids in Scottish Rite Basketball jerseys
Kids in Scottish Rite Basketball jerseys

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. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. 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 Scottish Rite for Children

Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric orthopedic centers. A wide range of orthopedic conditions are treated, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campus, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren.org