The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Your Y Story

JACKIE O'BRIEN

My son and I moved from Washington State at the beginning of the 2015 year. We have two family members here in Waxahachie. My father reached out to the YMCA and was thrilled to meet Jeff Smith. Upon arrival, my son and I were introduced as well. Jeff was incredibly welcoming and also brought a nice touch of California to my heart. My son, Ayden, has been able to enroll in every sport available this year and has grown incredibly as an athlete, and also as a young man. I am incredibly grateful to the staff for being so kind and comforting to my family. This YMCA is much more than just a gym facility; the staff has become very dear to my heart.



SARAH HOWARD

My name is Sarah Howard and I am 5 years old. I started playing spring soccer for the Waxahachie YMCA two seasons ago. I really like playing soccer. I enjoy playing with my teammates, cheering together after we score a goal, playing against our parents at practices and most of all my coach. My mom has been my coach both seasons and she is great. I really like that she comes on the field with me and helps me know where to go and what to do. I like that she gets to cheer with us during the game and after. We get a special picture of just the tow of us that we hang on the wall at home. It is very special. I can’t wait until next season starts so my friends and I can have some more fun playing soccer with my mom.



PRESLEY JACKSON

The first time our family went to the Y was to get a membership to help us stay in shape. This year my mom started going there to exercise. It helps her get in good shape and good health. My mom and I joined a volleyball team. My mom is a coach, I joined a team. Me and my mom have made a lot of new friends. My mom and I like hanging out with the Y. I’ve learned a lot about the volleyball sport. My mom has liked the Y since this year started. She loves hanging out with other people. Sometimes she takes me with her. I liked the Y before I even started this sport. I just liked seeing people so happy for at least getting to go to the Y.

+ AAKIGHA STEVENSON

+ ALEX HOLMES

+ ALLIE GILLILAND

+ AVA MARTINEZ

+ BRAXTON TURNER

+ GARRETT HOLMES

+ GABI FEDORA

+ JADYN WHITE

+ JAIDYN WATTS

+ CALEB WOOTEN

+ NANCY MAGRUDER

+ KARLEE KENDALL

+ TYLER KENDALL

+ BRYSON LEMONS

+ SHELBY KNIGHT

+ ELLA WOOTEN

+ STEPHANIE ROSENTHAL