For a Better Us:
Doylestown Branch Expansion
YMCA of Bucks County
YMCA of Bucks County is a strong community partner with a rich history. Thanks to our donors, the Y strengthens our communities through healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. In order to best serve our communities and address the increased demand for Y services, the Y needs to raise over $20 million to improve the quality of life for the greater Bucks County community, health disparate populations and children, youth and families. Through donor-supported programs and facility renovations, we will have the resources we need to build a healthier, stronger Bucks County and to significantly address the growing needs for accessibility, programs and services.
On November 7, 2019, the community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of this vital expansion. Now, 17-months and a worldwide pandemic later, the Y celebrated the much anticipated opening of the newly expanded facility with an additional focus on safety and spacing.
The Doylestown expansion features a nearly 12,000 square foot expansion of the fitness center and a new, large spin room, additional program space, new Universal Locker Room, and a 6,000 square foot second floor. To ensure the optimal health and safety of members, the expansion also includes a new HVAC system and UV-C air sanitizing units, as well as no touch doors, additional touch free water bottle fillers and ample space not envisioned in the original plans.
New and already very popular in the expanded Wellness Center is the HOIST MotionCage on a turf surface. The apparatus provides a series of functional training system exercise stations and a great way to add variety to workouts including a punching bag, rock climbing wall, traversing peg board, monkey bars, jump platform, dual pulley station, battle ropes and rebounder.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Through its “For A Better Us Campaign,” the Y is engaging individual and corporate funders to support the Doylestown expansion. We invite your support to help the Y build a healthier, stronger Bucks County and address the growing needs for accessibility, programs and services. As part of the campaign, donors who give between $1,500 to $10,000 over two years will be recognized in a colorful, tile mosaic display which is currently in its pre-creation phase.