Dowd YMCA to Host Final Stop of Bobcats Tipoff Tour

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Players to Surprise Y Members and Guests with Fun and Merchandise

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Imagine our members’ surprise when they are welcomed to the Y by their hometown team.

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment will celebrate the opening of the 2013-14 season by taking the team on the road with a final stop at the Dowd YMCA. The Bobcats Tipoff Tour presented by Sprite will make surprise visits all over town on Monday, October 28 with plans to meet and greet Y members from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“As our community partners to promote healthy activities for kids and families, we are thrilled to welcome the Bobcats to the Y on Monday,” says Chris Orr, Dowd YMCA executive director. “Imagine our members’ surprise when they are welcomed to the Y by their hometown team.”

Taking over the membership service desk at the Dowd YMCA, players will greet Y members as they arrive for daily workouts and reward their active lifestyles with great Bobcats merchandise.

In August, the Y and the Bobcats entered a multi-faceted partnership focused on promoting healthy activity for kids and teens. Through this partnership, which reaches all YMCA of Greater Charlotte youth basketball participants, youth sports families and volunteer coaches, the Bobcats become the first NBA team to partner with the Y to this extent in terms of its wide-ranging scope and cross-promotional opportunities. Together, the two organizations are taking action so that every child and teen has the opportunity to participate in team sports.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 membership locations and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 138 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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