Grubb Y Launches Brick & Tile Campaign for New Pool

Published 03.27.16

Construction has begun on the highly anticipated William A. & Elizabeth Aldridge Aquatic Center at the Grubb Family YMCA.  If you have driven past the Y recently, you have most likely seen the construction underway.   However, the appearance of a physical structure does not mean that the fundraising is complete.   The YMCA is still working to raise an additional $150,000 to complete the project.  As the Y nears its fundraising goal for the pool, a Brick & Tile Campaign has been launched to help finish the capital campaign. 

The Brick & Tile Campaign offers two options for donors wishing to help make an indoor aquatic center in the Archdale-Trinity Community a reality.  Bricks measuring 4”x8” will be displayed on benches in front of the YMCA, and engraved to recognize $500 donors.   Larger 12”x12” granite tiles will be displayed inside of the pool area recognizing gifts of $1,000 to the capital campaign.   

The Carl and Linda Grubb Family YMCA opened in May 2010, but work to bring a YMCA to the Archdale Trinity Community began more than 5 years earlier when the YMCA was chartered and began running soccer and baseball in the community.  From the very beginning, plans for the Archdale-Trinity YMCA included an indoor aquatic facility.  However, the building had to be phased in due to budgetary constraints.  For this reason, the first phase of the building did not include a pool, much to the dismay of some in the community who had long hoped for an indoor aquatic facility. 

 

In 2014, Elizabeth Aldridge made the second largest donation in the history of the YMCA of High Point to kick off the capital campaign for the William A. & Elizabeth Aldridge Aquatic Center.  In 2015, Old Dominion Freight Line made the third largest gift in the history of the YMCA of High Point to help with this project.

 

“The construction of the new William A. & Elizabeth Aldridge Aquatic Center is due to the generosity of Elizabeth Aldridge, Old Dominion Freight Line, and others in the community. The YMCA is extremely grateful for the support from the Archdale-Trinity Community”, said David Ozmore, CEO, YMCA of High Point.  

Plans for the new aquatic center includes an 8,000-square-foot aquatic facility 3,600-square-foot childcare and program space, as well as 1,600-square-foot support space.  The facility will feature a custom-built pool designed to accommodate multi-use programming. This center will house a 50' X 73' indoor pool with a peninsula that will allow a lifeguard to watch swimmers from the center of the pool. The pool, designed for families, will be 3' to 5' deep and will have both a stairway into the water and a beach entry for those who struggle walking up or down stairs.  Some of the activities the Aquatic Center will offer are adult and youth swimming lessons, senior fitness exercise programs and hydrotherapy sessions. The center will also have full length lap lanes for those interested in extended swimming for competition and general fitness. The pool will be a warm water facility to better accommodate wellness activities for members of all ages.

 

If you are interested in helping the Y complete the Aldridge Aquatic Center by purchasing a brick or tile, please contact Amanda Weiner at (336) 822-7804 or aweiner@hpymca.org. For more information about the Grubb Family YMCA, please call (336) 861-7788 or visit www.grubbfamilyymca.org.

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