Recently Opened Virginia Y Needs $100,000 to Remain Open


Roanoke, VA — The Smith Mountain Lake YMCA in Roanoke, VA, is scrambling to raise $100,000 to remain open. After learning months ago that the siding on its recently constructed facility violated the terms of a proffer tied to the mixed-use development, a Y official asked Franklin County's board of supervisors to amend the proffer. However, the board denied the request, forcing the Y to replace the siding, according to The Roanoke Times.

The Y has until July 15 to replace the siding, which will cost an estimated $100,000, Franklin County Family Y branch director Lori Duffy told the newspaper.

The Smith Mountain Lake Y's new facility opened in January and includes a fitness and wellness center; a racquetball court; two indoor tennis courts; a group exercise studio; a multipurpose room for children's classes and community meetings; a full-length basketball court; an indoor walking track; and an outdoor recreation area with two outdoor tennis courts, a playground area and a ballfield. A one-mile-loop nature trail is scheduled to open this summer, according to the Y's Web site.

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