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YMCA of Greenville branch launches $6M campaign to expand recreational facilities

Krys Merryman //October 18, 2023//

YMCA of Greenville branch launches $6M campaign to expand recreational facilities

Krys Merryman //October 18, 2023//

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Plans call for a retractable roof over the outdoor pool. (Rendering/Provided)A YMCA of Greenville branch is expanding its recreational facility.

The Caine Halter Family YMCA launched the public phase of Building a Brighter Tomorrow, a $6 million capital campaign that “reflects the best of the branch’s past and ignites the best for the branch’s future,” according to a YMCA news release.

The purpose of the campaign is to engage members of the community in an effort to dissolve waitlists for children in youth sports programs, provide adaptive sports spaces and leagues for children and adults with diverse abilities, add outdoor space to better serve families in afterschool and summer camp programs, continue efforts to prevent accidental childhood drownings, and increase partnership opportunities with local, like-minded nonprofits serving the Greenville neighborhood, the release said.

The expansion will include:

• The DynaDome — a state-of-the-art retractable enclosure system over the outdoor pool

• Multi-use Courts — repurpose the existing tennis courts to provide accessibility to people with diverse abilities on multi-use spaces to play tennis, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, and small-sided soccer

• Remodeled fields — increasing field space, addition of turf fields and lights, and resurfacing of existing track

A 5,000-square-foot pavilion would add outdoor restrooms and program space. (Rendering/Provided)• Outdoor pavilion — addition of outdoor restroom facilities and program space in a 5,000-square-foot pavilion

• Gymnasium refresh — multi-use gymnasium to include new backboards and refinished flooring

The YMCA of Greenville has raised $3.15 million of the total expansion cost to date, according to the Hughes Agency.

“Once completed, this campaign will result in a stronger YMCA that has the resources necessary to carry out our time-honored mission to provide a place for all people, regardless of their ability to pay, to build healthy mind, body and spirit,” said YMCA of Greenville President and CEO Scot Baddley.

As one of Greenville County’s leading nonprofit health and human services organizations, the Y’s mission is to nurture the potential of children through youth development, improve Greenville County’s well-being by promoting healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support its neighbors.

To donate to the Caine Halter Family YMCA’s Building a Brighter Tomorrow project, visit their campaign page.