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p Topic : The YMCA Specific purpose : To persuade possible investors to help others by donating to their local Y. Thesis Statement : Today we will be discussing three main areas of focuses, the historical impressions the Y has made, their present focuses on a nation scale, and their present focuses on a local scale. 1. Introduction Attention grabber : How many of you have ever played basketball, racket ball, or volley ball at your local gym. Well the organization that we wish to discuss with you today created these great American past times. This organization is the YMCA. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, According to a new report by the marketing firms Cone and Intangible Business. Thesis and Preview : Today we will be discussing three main areas of focuses, the historical impressions the Y has made, their focuses overseas, and their present focuses on a local scale. Transition to body : Let’s start by discussing their historical impression the Y has made on our nation and community. 2. Body
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p Basketball: In 1891, basketball was invented by a man by the name of James Naismith. James Naismith invented this sport under the instruction of Dr. Luther Gulick, who instructed him to come-up with a game that could be played indoors during the winter, for YMCA directors. ACCORDING TO: (ABOUT.COM)-? BASKETBALL - JAMES NAISMITH (1861-1939) : “Naismith hung peach baskets to the bottom of a second-level running track and taught the men his new game: basketball. Today, basketball is second only to soccer as the most popular sport in the world”(5) Racquetball: Joseph G. Sobek, who was a volunteer for the YMCA, is mostly given credit for the invention of Racquetball. Joseph was a professional in the areas of handball, squash ball and tennis. According to history he worked at rubber factory, where he designed the rubber ball that is used in racquetball today. Mr. Soberk also, along with a friend combined handball and squash rules for racquetball. Volleyball Volleyball is actually a blend of tennis, basketball, handball and baseball. These elements were merged in an effort to create a sport which was less physical than basketball for businessmen. This was brought about by the YMCA instructor named William G Morgan, who named the game Mintonette. The name Volleyball, as it is known today, is a name that described the back- and-forth, or volleying of the ball. ACCORDING TO: (VOLLYBALL.COM)-? HISTORY OF VOLLEYBALL: “ Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the
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p floor, just above the average man's head.” Nowadays Volleyball is played by more than 46 million people. An example of the beginnings of the YMCA in Chicago.
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