Dear YMCA Family,
We hope you are enjoying your summer and taking advantage of the new offering at Tuhey Pool and Prairie Creek Reservoir. It’s certainly been hot enough to enjoy the water!
Over the past several months we’ve been asked frequently about the future of our Downtown branch. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this time of uncertainty. Our staff and Board of Directors always strive to serve our members while being responsible with our resources.
Over the summer months, the Downtown Y has served as a place of respite for working families to bring their children. Our Summer Day Camp program has served 88 children beginning in May and will continue until school resumes. We are proud to offer a safe and nurturing environment where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.
We are happy to share that we will be reopening our Downtown branch, with limited membership services, in September sometime after Labor Day. We are working on finalizing details and will release more information soon. Reopening the Downtown branch would not be possible without your support! You’ve stuck by us throughout this pandemic and we cannot say THANK YOU enough!
We still face financial challenges as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Based on this fact, we will not be opening the pool in this initial step. Our strategy throughout this pandemic has been to bring back services when we feel it is safe and financially sustainable. We know the pool is a vital part of the Downtown branch, however, it is by far the most expensive to operate. We will continue to look for creative ways to offer aquatic programs in the community.
Again, thank you for your continued support. We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve you and your family.
Yours in service,
Chad Zaucha Steve Smith
President/CEO Chief Volunteer Officer
YMCA of Muncie YMCA of Muncie