Players receive jerseys from hospital

By Nicole Rosales

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has welcomed a new local partnership with Scottish Rite for Children for its basketball teams during the 2023-2024 seasons. The hospital is No. 1 in the Southwest for pediatric orthopedics.

Photo courtesy of the YMCA

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.”