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Geneva YMCA Breaks Ground For $4.3 Million In Renovations


A groundbreaking ceremony for upgrades to the 52-year old Geneva YMCA took place Thursday.

The $4.3 million construction and renovation project, dubbed “Building What Matters,” is expected to take 15-18 months. The Y will stay open during that time.

Funding includes  a $2.5 million donation from the Brenda & Dave Rickey Foundation. Dave Rickey, a Geneva native and DeSales High School graduate, retired in 2005 as president and CEO of California-based Applied Micro Circuits Corp. He and his wife, who live in San Diego.

The project will add 10,000 square feet new space, including a two-story wellness center that will house cardio and weight equipment, a group exercise studio, chronic disease prevention and recovery program center, a lounge for all ages, and expanded childcare center.

It also includes updating locker rooms and replacing the gymnasium floor. The welcome center will be also be expanded.


Geneva YMCA Groundbreaking Gallery-Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News


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