Community excited for new YMCA at the Ironworks

ymcapool‘Y’ project to kick off

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:00 pm

By JENNIFER TRANMER Staff writer

BELOIT — Downtown Beloit is getting ever-closer to a brand new addition to the riverfront.

The Stateline Family YMCA is readying to unveil the site and renderings for its first-class Beloit branch with a ground breaking ceremony and family festival.

“This will be people’s first chance to get their eye on what will be in this space,” said Ann Hankins, executive director of operations at Stateline Family YMCA.

With only $1 million left to raise, the YMCA is looking to the community to raise the remaining funds for the brand new facility. The Capital Campaign is set to kick off with the ground breaking ceremony on Saturday, April 9 at the Ironworks Complex off of Third Street, near the river.

The event will feature a short ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the Hard Hat Hustle, a 5K fun run/walk, which will take participants through downtown and along the river. During and after the untimed race, there also will be tours of the site, with renderings to help the community gain insight into all the new facility will offer. The parking lot will host a variety of fun family-friendly activities, and downtown vendors will be on hand with samples of food.

“It’s springtime so we just thought it would be great to have kids and families play together, and that’s what the Y is all about,” said Doug Britt, executive director at Stateline Family YMCA.

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