The Gig Harbor Family YMCA will soon officially be known as the Tom Taylor Family YMCA. Pierce-Kitsap YMCA President and CEO Bob Ecklund made the announcement Thursday morning at the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored public affairs forum.
Taylor, the immediate past chair and board member at the Pierce-Kitsap YMCA and a volunteer for more than 40 years, made a donation of $500,000, bringing his total donation to $1 million, allowing the facility to be renamed in his honor.
Ecklund told the Cottesmore of Life Care audience he hopes the Taylor gift "primes the pump to raise another $2.5 million" that would go toward expansion plans that are already under way for the Gig Harbor facility.
According to the Pierce-Kitsap YMCA, tentative plans call for a public announcement and unveiling of new signage at 8:15 a.m., on Wednesday March 6, at the Gig Harbor's YMCA location at 10550 Harbor Hill Drive.
Check out next week's Gateway for more details on expansion plans and the renaming of the facility.
Please join us at YoG's on Tuesday, Sept 8th from 4-7 PM to help support the family of Jamie Fay.
Jamie lost his life on August 29th when a tree fell on his car while driving home from a Costco trip with his 3 year old daughter. Thankfully, she came out with only bumps and bruises. The Fay/Morgan family has had their lives changed in the blink of an eye and the financial burden will always be there. Please come in, hug one another and help if you can.
A portion of the proceeds and 100% of the tips will… Read More
Join us for dinner tomorrow - Tuesday, September 1st, and help the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour raise essential funds for the 2015 tour (Sept. 19-21).Read More
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|Membership Luncheon Thu Sep 03 @11:30AM - 01:00PM|
|Waterfront Farmers Market Thu Sep 03 @ 3:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Galloping Gertie Half 'Formerly Over the Narrows' Sat Sep 05 @ 6:30AM -|
|Community Blood Drive at Gig Harbor Albertsons Tue Sep 08 @11:30AM - 04:00PM|
|Notorious Networking Night Tue Sep 08 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM|
|Thursday Night Out in Downtown Gig Harbor Thu Sep 10 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Adventure of Faith Church Blood Drive Sat Sep 12 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM|
|Harbor Hounds Walk the Town Sat Sep 12 @10:00AM - 03:00PM|
|St. Nicholas Catholic Church Blood Drive Sun Sep 13 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM|
|Community Blood Drive at Gig Harbor Albertsons Mon Sep 14 @11:30AM - 06:00PM|
|Young Professionals Networking Wed Sep 16 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM|
|2015 Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour September 18, 19, 20 Free, Self-Guided Fri Sep 18 @10:00AM - 05:00PM|
|Donkey Creek Chum Festival Sat Sep 19 @12:00AM|
|2015 Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour September 18, 19, 20 Free, Self-Guided Sat Sep 19 @10:00AM - 05:00PM|
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