Eastside Family YMCA Brings an Elevated Level of Wellness and Sports Programming for the Growing Eastside Community with New Facility Expansion

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The YMCA of Greenville unveiled its completion of phase one of a multi-phased capital improvement plan for the Eastside Family YMCA branch which includes an outdoor multi-sport airnasium, an outdoor functional training patio, indoor gymnasium enhancements, a sauna within the aquatics center, and a soccer mini pitch and futsal court, which is the only one of its kind in South Carolina.

As one of Greenville County’s leading nonprofit health and human services organizations, the Y nurtures the potential of children through youth development, improves Greenville County’s well-being by promoting healthy living, and fosters a sense of social responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. The completed enhancements will position the Eastside Family YMCA to better serve the exponentially growing community in the Taylors and Greer area.

The Eastside Family YMCA is a 30-year-old facility currently serving more than double the number of members it was intended to serve when initially built. The branch serves more than 8,000 individuals and has more than 4,500 kids in the youth sports program, the highest number of participants of any branch in the YMCA of Greenville Association.

“The Eastside of Greenville County has grown exponentially, and the volume of people who want to participate in our programs and services at the Y has matched that trajectory,” said Cameron McDowell, executive director of the Eastside Family YMCA. “The updates we have made throughout our branch with phase one of our capital improvement plan allow our team to bring a whole new level of wellness and sports programming to our members and the community at large.”

“We are very excited about the future of the Eastside Family YMCA and how the new campus enhancements will help us serve even more people as the needs of our community continue to increase,” said Scot Baddley, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greenville. “The completion of phase one is a huge step in our multi-phased capital improvement plan and we can’t thank our donors and surrounding community enough for their commitment to help move our mission and vision forward.”

Future phases will include new Afterschool and Day Camp rooms, upgrades to the lobby and welcome center, pool enhancements, a community and food mission room, a stem and learning lab, and more.

To give to the YMCA of Greenville’s Eastside Capital Improvement Plan, visit www.ymcagreenville.org/give.

About the YMCA of Greenville, SC

The YMCA of Greenville is a cause-driven non-profit organization. Our mission is, following the example of Christ, to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the health and well-being of our community and provides opportunities to give back and help support our neighbors. Founded in 1876, the Y serves more than 70,000 people annually through programs that include after-school care, resident and day camps, aquatics, youth and adult sports, and health and wellness. Programs are offered through four family branches, as well as the Verdae YMCA, Y Camp Greenville, YMCA Judson Community Center, the YMCA Program Center, and Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. The Y is also home to Y Teen Services and the SC Youth in Government programs.

For more information about the YMCA of Greenville, visit ymcagreenville.org, or call (864) 412-0288.

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