As of March 1, the Gig Harbor Family YMCA changed its name to Tom Taylor Family YMCA.
The facility was named after a Gig Harbor resident and YMCA member Tom Taylor, who has been contributing to the organization since it opened in 2007.
In addition to the name change, the Y announced a major project to provide a healthy environment for youths and teens in the Gig Harbor and Peninsula areas.
According to the YMCA website, it said:
The Gig Harbor Family YMCA Youth and Teen Expansion project allows the Y to increase much-needed services and offerings to children and teens in the Gig Harbor and Peninsula communities. The additional space and services will help us ensure every child on the Peninsula has a relationship with a caring adult through Y programs.
The 10,500-square-foot expansion will increase the overall facility size to 87,500 square feet. The state-of-the-art facility for youths and teens will include a youth gymnasium, teen center, adventure zone and child watch and nursery area.
The total project is expected to cost $3 million and relies on public and private donations.
- Total project cost: $3,000,000
- Government funding requests: $750,000
- Private funding requests: $1,000,000-$2,250,000
The Tom Taylor Family YMCA serves 37,500 people. Out of that number, 5,200 are youth members.
For more information, contact Ronn McMahon at 253-534-7805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org