YMCA football teams and parents at Marsh Middle School on Saturday got a surprise visit from Dallas ISD police during a game.
DISD police officers showed up, said the teams werenât authorized to play there and told them to leave, says Sarah Byrom, spokeswoman for YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. But it was all a misunderstanding, caused by new wording in a new contract between the YMCA and DISD to allow for teams to play on the districtâs athletic fields.
Byrom said that the Town North Family YMCA recently renewed its deal with DISD to use Marshâs fields and didnât notice that the new contract only allowed for teams to practice there. Thatâs why DISD police showed up Saturday when two teams met for the first game of the year.
Dallas ISD has apologized, Byrom said, and district officials were writing a new contract Tuesday to allow for Town North YMCA teams to play on the field, too.
âWe have a 20-plus year relationship with DISD on those fields, and they said that it was an oversight in the contract,â Byrom said. âOn Saturday, they will be playing back on that field.â
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