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In an effort to make the Ridgway YMCA more available and feasible to the community, the YMCA will begin their capital campaign to raise $1.5 million to expand the aquatic and fitness center.
â€śThe state is making it a requirement to have to meet ADA standards,â€ť said Michelle Bogacki, a YMCA board member. â€śThe pool itself is $800,000 so we decided to expand to whole wing because the YMCA is at full capacity now.â€ť
The capital campaign will kick off in April to help raise funds to restore the pool and add on to the fitness wing.
â€śSometimes there is a huge line for certain machines and standing-room only,â€ť Bogacki said. â€śSo we decided to expand the fitness room floor since there is open space above the pool where there is currently a ceiling.â€ť
The pool will remain the same size but there will be a few modifications. Bogacki hopes the rehabilitation of the pool will make it more accessible as a therapeutic pool.
Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, March 21, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.