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Two Rivers YMCA Upgrade Serves All Ages

Toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors will all find something to do at the newly expanded and renovated YMCA in Moline. Monday afternoon, Two Rivers YMCA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $3.8 million project.

Children climb up stairs in part of the multi-level playground in the new, Kids Adventure Center.

Children climb up stairs in part of the multi-level playground in the new, Kids Adventure Center.
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Part of the multi-level playground in the new, Kids Adventure Center

Since it was President's Day, the YMCA was filled with children, parents, adults, and seniors playing all kinds of sports and participating in activities such as Zumba in a new, group exercise studio.

CEO Mike Wennekamp says the building is nearly 50 years old, and its halls were getting very crowded as more people joined over the last several years. "Hunt and Diane Harris graciously volunteered to head up the campaign and raised $3.5 million when our goal was $3 million. The building is colorful and much more open with lots of natural light. The expansion features a two-story Kids Adventure Center. It's really a community treasure, if you will."In a large, carpeted room, rows of treadmills and other cardio machines are shown with windows behind them.

In a large, carpeted room, rows of treadmills and other cardio machines are shown with windows behind them.
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Walls were removed throughout the building, such as the Fitness Center, opening up the space and allowing for windows to provide natural light. making more space.

The renovations include the fitness center, all four locker rooms, restrooms, and offices. Two Rivers YMCA employs 300 people, and it has 13,000 active members. And fees are based on income.

Major donors to the capital campaign include Hunt and Diane Harris (co-chairs), Stephanie Acri, Kelly Alward, Jim Becht, Tom Bracke, Darcy Callas, Mark Churchill, Dr. Dave Johnson, Greg Noe, Jennifer Rowe, John A. Slover, Jr., Mike Steffenson, Greg Swanson, Tom Thoms, and Mike Wennekamp.

Companies who worked on design, construction, and renovation include Dennis Kelly and Associates, East Moline Glass, Estes Construction, Gro Design, Paragon Interiors, Sterling Commercial Roofing, and Tri City Electric.

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