Texans to make history with new YMCA

HOUSTON The two organizations will build the new Houston Texans YMCA to replace the old South Central YMCA in the Third Ward. It will be the first ever 'Y' named after a professional sports organization.

"This partnership will provide a health and wellness center, day camps for children, facility camps, teen clubs, youth sports, put a new energy into that whole community," explained Alicia Alaniz with YMCA Of Greater Houston. "We couldn't ask for a better team to partner with than the Houston Texans."

Texans majority owner Bob McNair and head coach Gary Kubiak grew up playing at the 'Y' – McNair in North Carolina, and Kubiak here in Houston.

"Everything that the YMCA does is focused on the youth, in giving them a good environment, good learning experience, good role models, good peers to be associated with," said McNair.

Construction will begin later this year, and the Houston Texans YMCA should open in 2010.

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