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YMCA nears financial goal

August 09, 2003|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

The Hagerstown YMCA has raised $600,000 out of its goal of $1 million for an expansion project, Executive Director Michael Flicek said Friday.

The money will pay for a new youth and family gym and a teen activity center. Also, the current fitness facilities will be expanded.

Flicek said none of the work will begin until all of the money is raised. The YMCA would like to reach its goal by the end of the year so plans can be drawn up for the work, he said.

Contributions have come from three areas - individuals, companies and corporate foundations. Flicek said roughly one-third of the money has come from each category.

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The new YMCA opened on Eastern Boulevard in December 2001.

In April, when the YMCA announced the expansion and the $1 million fund-raising drive, Flicek said about $400,000 was already pledged.

At the same time, the YMCA is trying to raise $1.5 million for a youth endowment campaign. Flicek said that is a long-term project and will last many years.

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