November 03, 2011

– Join the Y for a Groundbreaking Ceremony with Elected Officials –

WHAT:

Join us in transforming not just the Osceola Y, but the entire Osceola community with the generous support of Dr. Phillips Charities and Mary Jane Arrington at the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony. Be a part of the celebration that is building a better Y and making an impact on kids, families, seniors and individuals in the Osceola County community. Arrington led the Osceola County Y Capital Campaign and raised $250,000 and Dr. Phillips Charities contributed a matching $1.5 million toward the expansion of the Osceola Y.

Why do we need to reinvent the Osceola Y? Being the leading county in the state for foreclosures and one of the hardest hit by the recession, Osceola County is a county in need. The Y wants to help people live better lives. This renovation will allow the Y to provide more of the programs, services and initiatives that make healthier communities, get children and teens off the street, help send disadvantaged teens to college and lead the fight against chronic illnesses. We want to help move our community forward.

The Osceola Y expansion will add 10,300 square feet, making it one of our largest YMCAs in Central Florida, and allowing more neighbors to connect with one another and the community.

The new Y will offer a Pulse Area or gathering area designed for members, families and friends can all come together and meet or make new friends as they develop lasting, meaningful relationships.

Expanded Wellness Center that gives members new ways to get healthy, including:

  • New Studio Cycling Room
  • New Multipurpose Room for aerobic classes and other uses
  • Adult and Family Locker Rooms providing members with convenience and saving
    time

WHO:

Open to the public

WHEN:

Thursday, November 3, 2011
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Osceola County YMCA
2117 West Mabbette Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407.847.7413

MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda Forbes, APR
407-849-0100
[email protected]