GROUNDBREAKING BEGINS FOR THE NEW BOTETOURT FAMILY YMCA

October 10, 2017
by Brittany Madonna

The highly-anticipated project will feature 45,000 square feet of premium health and wellness space, including an eight-lane lap pool, a warm-water recreation and therapy pool, state-of-the-art wellness equipment, three group exercise studios, a basketball gymnasium, a modern lobby with social gathering spaces and lots of space for kids and teens to learn and play.

“After five years of big dreams, hard work and incredible fundraising, construction has begun on the new Botetourt Family YMCA,” said Mark Johnson, President & CEO YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. “We are here today because a great team of volunteers, donors and the community came together around one cause and one dream: to make Botetourt a better place,” said Johnson.

“Having a Y in our community will provide more opportunities for our children,” said John Busher, Superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools. The Y will be able to provide water safety instruction to 2nd graders attending Botetourt County Schools, a home pool for our high school swim teams, offer a safe place for teens to gather and will engage children in enrichment activities,” said Busher.

“The Botetourt Family YMCA will be a catalyst for the future of Botetourt County. It will make the community healthier, improve residents’ quality of life, build relationships, stimulate growth, strengthen families and provide a place for people to come together to experience life as a community,” said John Alderson, Campaign Co-chair.

The new building was designed and will be constructed by two local companies, Balzer and Associates and G&H Contracting, and will take approximately 14 months to build. The Y’s goal is to be open to the community by late December of 2018.