Botetourt County YMCA in Daleville Virginia

Botetourt County YMCA Fund Drive reaches $8 million

Article from The Roanoke Times By Laurence Hammack

Nearly $1 million has been raised in the latest phase of a fundraising campaign to put a new YMCA in Botetourt County.

When the drive entered its public phase in early September, donors had already promised $7.1 million. With contributions now nearing the $8 million mark, organizers hope to have the needed $10 million in hand by sometime next year.

Plans call for a 43,000-square-foot facility at the Daleville Town Center that will include an eight-lane lap pool, a warm-water recreation and therapy pool, modern exercise equipment, three workout studios, a basketball court, a lobby and space for community meetings.

“The sooner that we can reach $10 million, the sooner we will be able to bring all of our programs to the Botetourt community,” said Mark Johnson, president and CEO of YMCA of Roanoke Valley.

A key step in that direction came with a recent $300,000 pledge from Bill Kirk, a YMCA board member and longtime supporter after whose family the downtown Roanoke Y is named.

Kirk’s contribution is a challenge gift intended to match every dollar raised by the community through June 2017.

“Every community needs a Y and every child should have access to the programs that the Y will offer, regardless of their ability to pay for them,” Kirk said in a statement released Monday by the Y.

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About Botetourt County

Botetourt is nestled just 20 minutes north of Roanoke, VA. It borders the Blue Ridge Parkway, is home to the headwaters of the mighty James River, and has a vibrant metro mix of arts, culture, and events. It’s easy to drink in the beauty and create everlasting memories whether you live, work, or simply just adventure here.

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