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Lohse Family YMCA and Phoenix Suns Help Drive Success On and Off the Court

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February 26, 2018
Lohse Family YMCA  and Phoenix Suns Help Drive Success On and Off the Court
Event to celebrate our partnership, dedicate the new court at Lohse and provide a basketball clinic to youth
TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2018) The YMCA of Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Suns will host a court dedication at the Lohse Family YMCA Tuesday Februaty 27 at 3:45 p.m. to commemorate the newly refurbished basketball court that is part of the Suns’ statewide community initiative to refurbish, restore or build 50 courts throughout Arizona in celebration their 50th season in the Valley. The YMCA of Southern Arizona and Phoenix Suns have had a strong partnership for over 19 years in helping all youth, no matter their economic background, have the opportunity to learn teamwork and develop sports skills through the YMCA Youth Sports Programs. One of these programs is the YMCA Jr. Suns Basketball Program, allowing youth the opportunity to work on ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes all while youth make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. YMCA Youth Sports Programs improve self-confidence, promote diversity, increase self-esteem, and improve physical condition!
Most recently the Lohse Family YMCA, along with the Ott Family YMCA and Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, received funding from the Phoenix Suns to refurbish their gymnasium floors.
“This new court provides a safe, supportive, family environment for our youth to learn grow and thrive,” said Harvey Blumenthal, Membership/Programs Operations Director, Lohse Family YMCA.
In celebration of the new gymnasium court the Lohse Family YMCA will be holding a grand opening ceremony to include:
  • Program comments from Sarah Krahenbuhl, Phoenix Suns Charities Executive Director and Kurtis Dawson, President/CEO YMCA of Southern Arizona
  • Free Basketball Clinic for Jr Suns teams from the Northwest and Mulcahy at Kino Community Center YMCA’s
The Lohse Family YMCA Gymnasium Grand Opening will take place at Lohse Family YMCA, 60 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and feature fun, active play and inspiration of collaboration and partnership.
The YMCA of Southern Arizona is honored to have a long-time partnership with the Phoenix Suns in working together to help all children realize their fullest potential. It is through strong partnerships, like the partnership with the Phoenix Suns, that the Y is able to provide the programs and services that empower, nurture and excite our community.
For more information, contact Stephanie Horne at stephanieh@tucsonYMCA.org or call 520-623-5511 x257.
About the Y
The YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of Spirit, Mind and Body. By focusing on the specific areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, our goal is to make Tucson a healthier community while building strong partnerships with local and city organizations to provide the programs and services that empower, nurture and excite! The YMCA of Southern Arizona provides programs and services to the community through 5 YMCA Branches, 24 YMCA Program Centers and a YMCA Resident Camp. TucsonYMCA.org