Wilmington Family YMCA

Tom Lamont: YMCA Progress Report

Nov 11, 2015

In February, the local YMCA suffered significant damages from an electrical fire-$2.8 million worth.  Tom Lamont, the Resource Development Director of the Y, stopped by the studio to give us an update on remodeling and how the organization has been able to sustain so much of its programming without being able to use much of its space.   The pool has just reopened, which is great news for the organization-and the community.

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:


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.