Anonymous donor makes $100,000 matching pledge to YMCA Aquatic Center
Posted on: October 24, 2019
As construction on The Monroe Family Aquatic Center at the Northern Neck Family YMCA comes to completion, an anonymous donor has stepped forward to help support this community resource. The donor has pledged to match each dollar contributed to the YMCA’s capital campaign, up to $100,000.
“The generosity of this unnamed donor will help the YMCA expand its aquatic programs, serve more people, and provide wellness services to all families and children. Everyone in the community will benefit.” says Aquatic Center Campaign Chair, Paul T. Sciacchitano.
The Aquatic Center’s reach will extend beyond the YMCA, as it will allow the YMCA, in partnership with the county, to expand the 2nd Grade Learn to Swim program, which will help to prevent drownings. It also allows Lancaster High School and Christchurch School’s swim teams the ability to hold sanctioned competitions. The new Aquatic Center will also allow the YMCA to work with other community organizations, like the Boys and Girls Club, to provide the area’s young people an opportunity to learn about safety around water.
Being built next to the six-lane indoor Aquatic Center is the Pim Montgomery Family Pool. This outdoor facility will offer a recreational pool with interactive structures and a double-turn slide. The YMCA designed the pool to be a place where local families can splash and play in a safe beautifully landscaped setting.
The grand opening of the Monroe Family Aquatic Center and Pim Montgomery Family Pool is scheduled for November 9 from 10-11 a.m. The YMCA invites the public to attend this celebration featuring catered refreshments and presentations by community leaders.
“We are very thankful for the generosity of the unnamed donor and hope it will inspire the community to double the value of their contributions to the $100,000 pledge,” says Sciacchitano. “Having received $7,500 in matching donations just in the first week of this campaign, I am confident the Aquatic Center will make the community better, stronger, and aid in preventing drownings.”