Our new Marion YMCA project is widely supported at the state, regional and local levels. With a lead gift of $7.3 million from the City of Marion, this new facility demonstrates a full partnership between the City and YMCA. By joining forces, a single structure will meet the needs of the community at lower overall costs to each partner than having each try to do a project on their own.
In turn, the organizations are seeking naming ideas for this long-awaited amenity. The name should identify the facility as both a YMCA and as Marion’s community fitness center. It will provide increased programming space for the YMCA and City of Marion Parks and Recreation Department and offer new opportunities for hosting athletic tournaments and community meetings.
Suggestions may be submitted online at www.cityofmarion.org/NameTheY. Ideas will be collected from Jan. 15 – Feb. 15, 2020. Representatives from the City of Marion and the YMCA will review the suggestions and make a recommendation to Marion City Council.