"LET'S MAKE A SPLASH, TOGETHER."
Community members, along with the YMCA of Greater Hartford, are working together to create a full-service Regional Community YMCA Family Center in the Putnam community.
The intent of the Regional Community YMCA Family Center is to enrich the lives of the children, families and active older adults we hope to serve.
As a community led project, the services to be provided by this full-service facility will be based upon the needs within the greater Putnam community as determined by a board of local volunteers. Nonetheless, it is envisioned that the facility will, minimally, feature: a state-of-the-art swim center; health and wellness opportunities for all ages; programming for cancer survivors; initiatives to keep youth engaged in school; and child care services for exercising parents. Most importantly, all programs and services will be affordable and accessible to all.
At the Y, strengthening the foundations of community is our cause. We look forward to working with the Putnam Community in support of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
James O’S. Morton
President & CEO
The YMCA of Greater Hartford
The proposed Regional Community YMCA Family Center (RCYMCA Family Center) will offer programs for every age and fitness level. It will be located at the entrance to the technology park in Putnam, CT. The RCYMCA Family Center will be a part of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, an organization with more than 158 years experience and a strong endowment. (read more)
Why the Y...
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The Regional Community YMCA (RCYMCA) will be made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Town of Putnam, the Newell D. Hale Foundation, state agencies and private organizations and individuals. (read more)
About the YMCA of Greater Hartford
In the most recent accounting of its impact, the YMCA of Greater Hartford serves over 111,000 people a year. The YMCA: (read more)
Will the Regional Community YMCA be Good for Local Businesses?
The answer is a resounding YES! (read more)
Building a Dream
LEADING THE CHARGE
Jim and Pat Calhoun
Campaign Leadership Team (read more)
In The News
June 24, PUTNAM VOTERS BRING REGIONAL COMMUNITY FAMILY YMCA ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALTIY
Putnam voters elected to accept Wheelabrator Corporation's gift of 65 acres of land, which will result in the conveyance of 15 acres to the YMCA of Greater Hartford for the construction of the proposed Regional Community YMCA Family Center. (read more)
June 18, Hall of Famer, UConn Huskies Basketball Coach and His Wife Named Honorary Co-Chairs of the New Regional Community YMCA...The YMCA of Greater Hartford announces that Jim and Pat Calhoun will serve as honorary co-chairpersons of the Regional Community YMCA Capital Campaign, a multi-dimensional effort aimed to realize a new community center with a state-of-the-art health and wellness center in Northeast Connecticut. The new Regional Community YMCA, will be a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. (read more)
WAITING FOR A Y CLOSE TO HOME
"When I was a traveling musician, being a Y member allowed me to get exercise when I was on the road. Almost every Y has reciprocal agreements with other Y's across the country. For a small fee-- or no fee-- I was able to use Y's in nearly every town where I performed. It was a lifeline, especially for someone who spends so much time in a car," says Sally.(read more)
The Y...A Place I Can Call Home
I was twelve years old, living in Houston, TX in a very dysfunctional household to say the least. There was not always food on the table nor money in the bank,(read more)