From left to right: Khambrel Marshall, Board Chair YMCA of Greater Houston, Nanci Rutledge, Vice President of Major Gifts YMCA of Greater Houston, Pam Stanton and Charlie Reed The Hammill Foundation, Stephen Ives, President and CEO YMCA of Greater Houston and YMCA Day Campers. (Courtesy photo)
From left to right: Khambrel Marshall, Board Chair YMCA of Greater Houston, Nanci Rutledge, Vice President of Major Gifts YMCA of Greater Houston, Pam Stanton and Charlie Reed The Hammill Foundation, Stephen Ives, President and CEO YMCA of Greater Houston and YMCA Day Campers. (Courtesy photo)

CYPRESS – On Monday, June 24, the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to help reintroduce the Cypress Creek area to the center’s completed renovations after Hurricane Harvey and flooding destroyed the facilities in 2017. The D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA location re-opened to members and guests on Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

The ribbon cutting celebration included kids’ performance from the very energetic day campers, tours of the renovated space, donors and partners who were integral in fundraising efforts for the new facility were recognized, and lunch was provided for all invited guests. Amongst the attendees were donors, partners, elected city officials, members and guests.

“The continued celebration allows our neighbors and members to enjoy the services and programs provided to the Cypress Creek community,” said Stephen Ives, President and Chief Executive Officer for YMCA of Greater Houston. “We are grateful for the support from our donors and community partners, this is not just the completion of a new initiative in the Cypress area but just the beginning of what we have to offer.”

The new facility includes an expanded fitness center, functional training space and an aquatic climbing wall for their indoor pool. For the kids, the new adventure and STEM-inspired Makerspace allows them to foster creative thinking while having fun!

About the YMCA

First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city’s leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 26 YMCA facilities, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at www.ymcahouston.org.

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