YMCA’s Young Gym Is Part of $7 Million Campaign

Photo courtesy Young family
The Young family appeared in this 30-year-old photo that was published in the Valley Sun in 1991. Pictured are (bottom row, from left) Vanessa Young Burnett and Charlie Young. Second row: Monica Young Skeehan, Vicki Young Aldridge and Doris Young Coates. Third row: Philip Young III, Liz Young, Karen Young and the late Robert Coates. Top row: Phil (Chip) Young Jr. and Scott Young.

By Nina Aghadjanian
Outlook Valley Sun

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA (CCY) just unveiled a freshly restored Young Family Gymnasium, the addition of three pickleball courts, spiffy new women’s and men’s locker rooms, and an updated membership lobby and multipurpose room.
The CCY, which is under the YMCA of the Foothills “umbrella,” has been operating at limited capacity since the end of June 2020 when it created a 4,000-square-foot covered outdoor “airnaysium,” where members could safely work out. The increased downtime and reduced traffic from the pandemic presented the opportunity for some overdue upgrades and additions.
Last week, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the locker rooms, which alone received $1.7-million worth of improvements, including two new Swedish dry saunas. That revamp is considered Phase 1 of the CCY’s “A Time to Build” campaign — a three-phase, $7-million expansion that aims to provide greater physical and financial accessibility to the community. The locker rooms also mark the location’s first major project since “Renew the Resource,” a $3.5-million capital development campaign that was launched in 1992.
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