Monett "Y "Opens February 16th

Mike Morgan

Monett "Y "Opens February 16th

CREATED Feb. 12, 2013

The Monett Area YMCA will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, February 16. This event will be free and open to the public. The Official Ribbon Cutting begins at 9:45a, followed by Open House activities from 10a – 2p. There will also be a Flag raising ceremony at Noon by the American Legion.

The new facility is located in the Monett City Park, 115 S. Lincoln Ave. Monett, MO 65708.

“The new Y has been specifically designed to meet the needs identified by Monett area residents. The new facility is highlighted by a large indoor aquatic center, and features an 8-lane 25-yard competition pool with electronic touch pads, a digital scoreboard and seating for 600 spectators. The center also includes a warm water pool with numerous play stations, a large water slide and space for swimming classes, water exercises and fun activities,” said Gordon Brown, Monett YMCA Executive Director.

The new 60,000 square foot facility was funded through the Monett Capital Campaign. These volunteers in this community raised $10.4 million, to make this project a reality.

Activities include; on-going demonstration in both group exercise rooms (aerobics, silver sneakers, yoga, Zumba), the activity studio (CoxHealth spin class), and the aquatics center (water aerobics). There will be hands on activities in the Game Room, Racquetball courts (Wallyball), Event Center (Bounce Houses), and on the Climbing Wall.

Facility information will be available at the Front Desk (membership and financial assistance), Game Room (After School Busing, After school care and Summer Odyssey), Gym (Spring Sports), Climbing Wall (Climbing classes), Wellness (Group exercise schedules, healthy lifestyles visits, personal training), Community Room (Arts and Humanities, birthday parties, rentals), Aquatics Center (Pool Schedules, Water aerobics, swim lessons, swim team) Grand Opening Stations include the Front Lobby (Treasure Maps and prizes) and the Dining Room (Healthy Snacks).