Maintaining a safe, clean and up-to-date facility is a priority at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Over the past several months, the Greater Scranton YMCA has embarked on major facility renovation projects to better serve its members and community.
Due to flooding in the gymnasiums from the storm that hit the Greater Scranton region on July 25, 2016, the Greater Scranton YMCA had to completely replace its gym floors. The Y also replaced the roof above the gymnasiums to ensure for no additional flooding for years to come. In September, 2016, the Y replaced the filtration system in Pool A, one of two pools housed in the facility. Additionally, the Y replaced its power cycling bikes and refurbished its weight room and hammer strength equipment.
“Although we lost our gym floor to flooding in late July, it has given us the opportunity to install a state of the art system,” said Trish Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Scranton YMCA. “We have also update several areas of the facility, many you cannot see, that will provide us to better service our community. Renovations will continue over the next few years, as the board puts together a master plan for the facility. I would personally like to thank each and every one of our members for their patience and commitment to the Greater Scranton YMCA”.For more information on membership and programs offered at the Greater Scranton YMCA, visit www.greaterscrantonymca.org or call (570) 342-8115.
Upstate Velo recently presented the Greater Scranton YMCA with a $500 donation representing proceeds from the organization’s “Pedal for Paula Memorial Bike Ride” held in memory of Paula Jones. Upstate Velo’s mission is to support cycling for all ages and interests, advocate for the rights of cyclists and promote greater public awareness of the life-long benefits of cycling.
Shown from left: Joseph Sabatini, treasurer, Upstate Velo; Meghan Carnevale, Mission Advancement & Marketing Director, Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs; Trish Fisher, CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA, and Ken Balmer, President, Upstate Velo.