YMCA Sports – A popular pastime

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YMCA Newsletter heading from 1930s

In the 1930’s, the Fort Worth YMCA engaged many young men in sports of all types.  Newsletters from 1933-1934 detail some of those classes in the photos below. 1930 Exercise class at YMCA

Other popular sports included fencing and boxing.

Fort Worth YMCA Fencing Team

1933 Boxing Class at YMCA


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