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Roseville, MN – The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host the second annual all-city flag football tournament on Saturday, October 13 and a free basketball clinic on Sunday, October 14. 

Studies show that youth in sports are more likely to succeed in school and develop important skills like goal-setting, self-esteem and leadership. The Y is committed to providing that opportunity to as many young people as possible by eliminating barriers to participation and creating an inclusive environment that gives kids of all backgrounds and skill levels a safe place to play, grow and thrive.

“YMCA sports are built on the idea that everyone has an opportunity to play,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.  “Sports are all about building positive relationships and participating in your community. Our athletes come from all backgrounds to unite as a team and develop lifelong friendships.” 

Flag Football Tournament

Forty-five teams with players in grades 2 – 8 will compete in an all-city flag football tournament at Roseville High School on Saturday, October 13. The public is welcome to attend, and concessions will be available.

Roseville High School at 1240 County Road B2 W in Roseville, MN 55113
Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Basketball Clinic

Free basketball clinics for kids ages 4 and up will be held at YMCAs across the Twin Cities. Participants will learn the basic skills of basketball from trained YMCA staff and can register for upcoming classes or leagues. No prior registration is required to attend.

YMCA locations across the Twin Cities – visit ymcamn.org/locations
Sunday, October 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 162 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 28 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 350,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.