D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek opens renovated upper level

Esports has grown in popularity over the years, encouraging leaders that the D. Bradley McWilliams facility to provide its young visitors with a safe place to get in on the action. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Esports has grown in popularity over the years, encouraging leaders that the D. Bradley McWilliams facility to provide its young visitors with a safe place to get in on the action. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Esports has grown in popularity over the years, encouraging leaders that the D. Bradley McWilliams facility to provide its young visitors with a safe place to get in on the action. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The ninja studio at the YMCA features various obstacles that can be moved around and changed to provide children with a different challenge for each visit. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA turned Hurricane Harvey flooding into an opportunity by remodeling its building while working on rebuilding. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Staff at the YMCA is working on developing curriculum for different popular esports games, such as "League of Legends" and "Rocket League." (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

The D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston, has expanded to offer more activities for children and teens on the upper level of the building. This addition features a ninja training room, an esports area and a multipurpose room where children waiting for their parents to finish their workout can do crafts, play games or take advantage of podcasting booths. The ninja training space opened Jan. 11 and was followed by the opening of the esports room Jan. 17, officials said. This expansion aims to provide the children of YMCA members and visitors with more activities. 281-469-1481. www.ymcahouston.org

By Mikah Boyd

Reporter, Cy-Fair

Mikah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022 after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in mass communications and a concentration in multiplatform journalism. Mikah covers public education, business, development and local government in Cy-Fair. Before joining CI, she wrote for Sam Houston State University's webpage and was a contributing author at The Huntsville Item.