The new Champaign County YMCA was once a dream – and now it’s almost a reality.
We got a behind-the-scenes look at the new building, located in Southwest Champaign (2501 Fields South Drive), this week.
When the new Champaign County YMCA opens its doors to the public on March 1, it will open its doors to new opportunities for so many area families.
Parents of all abilities will be able to interact with their children. Children of all abilities will be able to have fun with their families.
It contains the nation’s first accessible waterslide. Right here, in Champaign County.
Other kid-friendly amenities (and there are plenty): a soft indoor playground known as the kids adventure center, a zero-depth entry pool, and a rock climbing wall. There is an art room, a room geared towards teens, a resource library and classrooms, an indoor track, and the only warm water therapy pool in the area. There are gyms, brand new workout equipment, group exercise rooms and more.
The child watch facility will ensure that children will be safe and well-cared for while their grownups work out.
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Don’t just take it from me – see for yourself. Head to the Sneak Peek Preview event on Friday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There will be heavy hors d’oeurves and drinks served; great silent auction items available; and tours of the facility. Tickets are $50 per person, but the best news is that EVERY DOLLAR will go to the Strong Kids Scholarship Program, which gives every child an opportunity to participate in YMCA activities, regardless of ability to pay. Event sponsors include Michaels’ Catering, Herriott’s, Pepsi, and more.
Tickets are available at all building locations or contact the YMCA for more info (359-9622). Tickets will be sold at the door, as well.
Thanks to the generosity of a YMCA volunteer, we have TWO TICKETS to give away to this fantastic event. Here’s how to enter:
- Leave us a comment telling us what is your fancy: indoor track, pool, group exercise facilities, rock climbing wall, or workout machines? Or whatever amenity you’re most looking forward to at the new Champaign County YMCA!
- For an extra entry, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter. If you already receive the monthly email newsletter, let us know that too. You must leave an extra comment to receive credit.
No purchase necessary. Only two entries per person. Contest will be wrapped up by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. Winner will be picked at random by random.org. Winner must respond to email notification by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, or another winner will be selected. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older.