Press Release, 7/9/2012
The Benjamin Harrison YMCA is inviting the community to its ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for its new Outdoor Aquatic Center on July 14. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and the grand opening for the public will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis. In addition to enjoying the new pool, attendees will receive free give aways, enjoy music, fellowship and more!
Features of the new 185,000 gallon pool includes zero-depth entry, a 53-foot long enclosed waterslide that stands 12 feet high, four 25-yard lap lanes, a tidal bucket that fills with 25 gallons of water and then spills out, a mushroom maze and more.
“The Lawrence community, our volunteers and our staff have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this pool for a long time,” said Roger Corley, Executive Director, Benjamin Harrison YMCA. “We are grateful to all of our donors who have helped us with this project, which will be a highlight to the community for years to come.”
The $2.6 million project was initiated by a $1 million grant from the United Way of Central Indiana. To date, the Y has raised $900,000, to complete phase one of the project. An additional $700,000 is needed for the second phase, which will include outdoor locker rooms and a splash pad. The community can donate to this project by contacting Roger Corley, Executive Director, Benjamin Harrison YMCA, at 317-547-9622 or email@example.com.