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The Twin Pike Family YMCA is $12,000 closer to completing fundraising for its Phase III expansion project to build an indoor aquatics center and walking track.
This recent boost in support came in large part from a $10,000 grant received from the Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) Community Fund. IPL is the owner of Dyno Nobel Inc.
The Community Action Committee (CAC) of the Louisiana, Dyno Nobel plant also donated $1,000 to the Y pool project, which was in turn matched by the company’s corporate office.
Members of the local CAC committee delivered a “big” fascimile check, representing the total $12,000 contribution to Twin Pike Family YMCA Board Member and Project Fundraising Chair Charlie Perkins and Executive Director Marsha Garrison.
“We are very grateful for the support local businesses are giving the Y Pool Project,” said Perkins. “As we continually try to tell people in the Twin Pike area, the Y is here for everyone to use and enjoy.
“The indoor pool and walking track will enable the Y to offer even more programs that can help all residents in our communities live a healthier lifestyle.”
Garrison mentioned that the Twin Pike Family YMCA has only three months left to raise the remaining funds needed to qualify for the $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.
“We feel positive we can do this, but we really need the support of every individual, family, organization and business in our service area,” said Garrison. “Each contribution helps us in reaching our goal. Each contribution makes a positive difference in completing this project.”
The Mabee Foundation grant challenge was awarded in July 2012. It specified that the Twin Pike Family YMCA had 12 months to raise $1.25 million in donations and secured signed pledge cards.
By reaching this goal by the July 10 deadline the Mabee Foundation will contribute the final $500,000 needed to complete fundraising for the pool project.
Garrison stated that pledge commitments can be paid off over five years (through 2018). “This will allow donors to stretch their giving capability and maximize the Y’s ability to raise the necessary funds to secure the challenge grant. We have just under $200,000 left to raise, so we hope everyone will help us by donating what they can.”
To find out more about the Phase III aquatic center or to make a donation to the project, contact the Twin Pike Family YMCA at 573-754-4497.