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YMCA – Giving Tuesday – Help Fill the Pools

YMCA rendering of the new pools that are estimated to be complete in the first quarter of 2022 (Photos courtesy of the YMCA)

Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 30, and the YMCA of Natrona County is asking for help to “Fill the Pools.” The YMCA is nearing completion on Phase II of the Building Tomorrow Today capital campaign for the new swimming pools.

The YMCA has a goal of raising $250,000 starting on Giving Tuesday and continuing through the end of the year. Every dollar raised represents a gallon of water, as it will take approximately 250,000 gallons of water to fill the state-of-the-art swimming pools. Every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $125,000.   

YMCA rendering of the new pools that are estimated to be complete in the first quarter of 2022 (Photos courtesy of the YMCA)

The YMCA has participated in Giving Tuesday for the past four years. Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people and organizations to spread generosity by giving back and donating to their local community.

Starting on Giving Tuesday, you can stop by the YMCA with your donation and put a sticker representing a gallon of water on a giant pool banner. The YMCA plans for Phase II and the new pools to be ready for swimming in the first quarter of next year.

The YMCA can expand their reach by adding a six-lane lap pool, family pool, and hot tub. Along with those pools, Phase II will also include a universal locker room, pool viewing area, training area, multipurpose studio, and child watch area. These community spaces will be available for hosting a variety of different events to members, such as birthday parties and yoga classes.

The YMCA is making these changes so they can continue to offer Natrona County a place to improve their health and build a sense of community. They have continuously served the Casper area for over 64 years and Phase II is just the next stepping stone towards them honoring their mission.

Along with strengthening the community, the YMCA’s mission includes providing a place that is open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Since 2017, the YMCA has provided over $1,000,000 in financial assistance to families, youth, seniors, veterans, and members with disabilities.

Construction process at the YMCA (Courtesy)

The YMCA is coming out of the pandemic as a much stronger organization. They have been steadily increasing in memberships and have built a thriving community that includes their youth sports, childcare, and swimming lessons. Recently, the YMCA was voted the Casper Star-Tribune’s “Best of Wyoming” for 2021 and they won both the Best Fitness Facility and the Best Place to Work.

The YMCA’s success is a result of the support of the Natrona County community and generous donors. Without that support, they wouldn’t have been able to build the Phase I facility four years ago that now offers a safe place for youth, families, and individuals to strengthen their health and build relationships.

Construction process at the YMCA (Courtesy)

In order to continue to serve the Casper area, the YMCA of Natrona County needs the community’s support to fill the new pools. Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to make your donation count toward a local need that will benefit many children, families, and adults in the Casper area. You can help fill the pools one gallon at a time to help the YMCA reach their goal of $250,000. Donate today through their website or by scanning the QR code below!

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