Wilmington Family YMCA

Steady Recovery for the Wilmington YMCA

May 27, 2015

After a fire devastated the Wilmington YMCA in early February, President Dick Jones and the entire YMCA staff was faced with a daunting task:  How could they possibly serve over 7,000 fitness, program, and activity members without a space?  Many organizations and individuals have become involved in helping the Y continue to fulfill its mission.  Listen to Dick Jones talk about how it's been po

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

A Wilmington Family YMCA volunteer was charged with child abduction and DWI earlier this month. The YMCA did not run a criminal background check on the suspect, James Raymond Gallagher. 

But early this week, the Wilmington Y changed its policy. In light of Gallagher’s arrest, CEO Dick Jones says they’ll conduct criminal background checks on all volunteers:

Staff

Tom Lamont of Wilmington Family YMCA gave us an overview of some great events the Y is sponsoring in the community in March.

Info: wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

This weekend the Cape Fear region welcomes more than two thousand athletes from across the country for the sixth annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon. And these iron and half-iron endeavors aren’t exactly everyday athletic events. Their sponsor, PPD—a Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research organization—is honoring seven special participants.

Tomorrow marks the sixth annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon, which is sponsored by PPD, a Wilmington-based organization researching pharmaceutical technology. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA. And among the two thousand-plus participating athletes are seven special participants known as PPD Heroes.