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West Cabarrus Y Commemorating 10 Years with 5K; Festival

Oct 01, 2013 10:29AM ● Published by Jason Huddle

Concord – This coming Saturday, The West Cabarrus YMCA is inviting the community to join in celebrating ten years of service to the Cabarrus community.  It opened its doors to the community on October 5, 2003. A 5k is scheduled for 8 am, a fun run at 9 am and the birthday celebration and festival at 10 am.

The branch began in the Harrisburg area in 1997 out of a little white house on Pitts School Road (photo below). Initial programming included pee wee soccer, swim lessons in neighborhood pools and summer day camp held on the grounds of Cannon School. The branch was initially called Southwest Cabarrus.

Pitts School Rd Building At that time the YMCA volunteer leadership began discussions with the developers of Afton Village. The mutual vision was to have the Y serve as an anchor in the development, much like a grocery store would serve as an anchor in a shopping center. The YMCA purchased five acres and the developers donated another seven acres. Morris-Berg Architects designed plans for the 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. This led to the development of partnerships with the City of Concord, Cabarrus County and NorthEast Medical Center (now Carolinas Healthcare System). The Y moved forward with plans to construct the building due in part to The Cannon Foundation’s generous grant of $2,000,000, $750,000 from the City of Concord and $1,000,000 from Cabarrus County schools in exchange for swim practices and meets.

CEO Ron Davis reflected on where the West Cabarrus YMCA was then and commented on where it is today. “Ten years later with over 10,000 members, the West Cabarrus YMCA is a hub of activity for many. This facility and surrounding fields are filled with children, families and active older adults who come here seeking healthier spirit, mind and body. Every day our impact is felt in the Cabarrus community when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when we reach outside our walls for the common good.”

Those interested in learning more about the history and current impact of the West Cabarrus YMCA should contact CEO Ron Davis directly at rondavis@cannonymca.org. For interest in the event and/or current West Cabarrus YMCA programs, please contact Stephanie Lambert at 704.795.9622 x 223 or slambert@cannonymca.org.

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