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.
Commentary by S. Kumar@skumarus
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America’s workers really only work six hours a day, anyway, so why not make it official.
Keeping with the spirit of work-life balance prized in Scandinavian countries, Sweden recently announced that it’s moving to a six-hour work day. The news might make most in the U.S. pretty jealous, but there’s really no reason for that. While an 8-hour work day is the norm in America, U.S. workers really only work six hours a day and should officially follow Sweden’s lead.
If you don’t believe me, just do the math.
Even though most… Read More
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