Shasta Family YMCA receives a combined $15,000 from Shasta Regional Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and the Rotary Club of West Redding, which is the final money needed to begin the necessary work on the almost 20 year old outdoor pool. The work includes patching 2 large holes, resurfacing the border coping, replacing the broken underwater lights with LED lighting, and repairing rust and pool drainage around the deck.
Shasta Family YMCA received a $25,000 donation in June from The Rotary Club of Redding to match a $25,000 challenge donation from Y member and philanthropist, Steve Woodrum. Other generous donors include Redding Bank of Commerce, Joel Stratte-McClure, Cottonwood Pharmacy, Guiton’s Pool Center, Gaynor Telesystems and many others.
The outdoor pool was originally built in 1996 with a combination of volunteer hours and community donations. It is heated year-round and available to community groups free-of-charge or for a nominal fee. Groups such as the Boy Scouts, Out and About, Sober Grad, the US Navy, BLM, Search and Rescue and many elementary schools use the pool for swim testing and special events. Approximately 2,800 people use the pool on an average summer week.
“The Y pool is a tremendous community resource and repairing it is critical to keeping it available for the long term.” says Kristen Lyons, CEO, Shasta Family YMCA. “We are so grateful for the community’s support of this project.”
Construction started on Monday, September 21st and will be completed on or before November 1.