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.
“The state is making it a requirement to have to meet ADA standards,” said Michelle Bogacki, a YMCA board member. “The pool itself is $800,000 so we decided to expand to whole wing because the YMCA is at full capacity now.”
The capital campaign will kick off in April to help raise funds to restore the pool and add on to the fitness wing.
“Sometimes there is a huge line for certain machines and standing-room only,” Bogacki said. “So we decided to expand the fitness room floor since there is open space above the pool where there is currently a ceiling.”
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.