NORTHERN LIGHTS YMCA WITHIN $450,000 OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GOAL
UPGRADES AND REPAIRS FIRST ON LIST
((Iron Mountain - February 15, 2018) - The Northern Lights YMCA Capital
Campaign to rebuild the Crystal Lake Community Center pool and renovate the
building is $450,000 away from hitting its goal after two weeks of campaigning.
"The momentum since our kickoff on January 25th, has been strong,"
Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel said. "To raise $200,000 in about two
weeks just goes to show the outpouring of support people have for the YMCA."
YMCA officials raised roughly $1.8 million in a quiet campaign during the
past two years. At the launch of the public campaign at the end of January, the
remaining goal was set at $650,000 to cover the estimated $2.4 million total
A recent substantial anonymous donation has helped push
the fundraising total past $200,000.
"It's just remarkable, really,"
Ringel said. "We have a generous community who understand the value and impact
the YMCA brings each and every day."
The nearly 50-year old pool inside
the Community Center Building is on its last legs, with shutdowns due to
mechanical issues becoming more and more common. The majority of Capital funds
will go toward a complete rebuild of the pool, which was originally designed for
a 25-year useful service life. The locker rooms will also be remodeled, and all
new equipment is budgeted for the fitness center.
The YMCA officially
takes ownership of the Community Center from Dickinson County in November. Other
changes to the building through Capital funding will address improved
efficiencies designed to help lower operating and utility costs.
Capital Campaign runs through June with renovations expected to begin in the
fall. The rebuild of the pool is slated for the summer of 2019.
a donation to the Capital Campaign, call (906) 774-4076 or visit