Media Alert: YMCA Promotes Healthy Youth Development and Keeps Teens Safe

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The Johnston YMCA's Third Annual Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament offers Charlotte youth a fun and safe activity.

What: Third Annual YMCA Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament for teens and young adults (Ages 13 – 22)

When: Friday, March 28, 2014 from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Where: The Johnston YMCA located at 3025 N. Davidson Street in Charlotte, NC 28205

Why: In response to a series of teen deaths within the community, in 2011 the Johnston YMCA established the Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament to raise awareness against teen violence while providing Charlotte youth with a safe, healthy and fun outlet. Participants of the 5-on-5 basketball tournament will have a chance to win prizes and giveaways.

Anticipated attendance is 70-80 teens. The cost is $4. Register at the event. Media welcome. Interviews with teen director and participants will be available. For more information please call Jemarion Young, Family Services Director at the Johnston YMCA, at (704) 716-6374 or via email jemarion.young(at)ymcacharlotte(dot)org.

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 Y branches 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 139 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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Michelle Guinyard
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