Rome Family YMCA is Rome Chamber’s ‘Member of the Week’

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The Rome Family YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield St., has been named as the Rome Area Chamber of Chamber of Commerce Member of the Week. 

The mission of the Rome Family Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, chamber officials said in an announcement today.

The Rome Family Y — part of the YMCA of the TriValley which includes the Oneida YMCA — offers programs on sports, fitness, arts & humanities, child care and programs for teens, active adults, and seniors.  

Despite the significant challenges the YMCA is facing due to its COVID-19 mandated shut down, the YMCA has continued to provide essential services such as blood drives, voting registration, and child care, the chamber added in its announcement.

Since urban renewal in the early 1970s, the Rome Family YMCA has welcomed a diverse population to its West Bloomfield Street facility, offering programs for people of all ages, abilities, fitness levels and socioeconomic status.

As it looks forward, the Y is planning to construct a new facility as the community recovers from the pandemic so that it can meet the needs of future generations of local residents.   

According to Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, in her 2019 State of the City address, the new facility, which is planned in the Floyd Avenue/Route 825 corridor, will be a major anchor in this burgeoning area. The YMCA was successful with its application through the Combined Funding Application (CFA) and was awarded a $2 million grant to establish the new facility. Izzo added that the YMCA had retained GRO development — a national leader in design/engineering of new YMCA facilities — to begin the planning process.

Membership in the Y is available for individuals and families. For more information, contact Nikki Boardman Smith, membership director, by phone 315-336-3500 ext. 0 or by e-mail nboardman@ymcatrivalley.org  More info at http://ymcatrivalley.org.

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