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Cooperatives Help Guymon YMCA Make a Splash

KSCB News - February 10, 2012 1:09 pm

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. and Tri-County Electric Cooperative came together to donate $5,000 to help the Texas County Family YMCA make a splash in its 2012 annual support campaign.

The annual support campaign helps fund the YMCA’s scholarship program, which helps low-income families with membership and program fees so they can take advantage of the YMCA’s offerings. The support also helps to keep programs affordable for all members, provides upkeep for the facility and helps with the overall sustainability of the YMCA.

YMCA CEO Rob Rixon said the center could not serve the community at the level it does without the support of the community.

“We rely on the generous contributions of the community to enable the YMCA to serve Texas County,” Rixon said. “Every donation makes a difference and is tax-deductible.”

While nearly 94 percent of the YMCA’s operating expenses are funded through membership-related fees, the annual support campaign helps to cover the remaining expenses as well as unexpected ones that may arise.

“A recent example of an unplanned expense is the pool pump repair that took place in January and cost around $3,000,” Rixon said. “Funds from the 2011 support campaign helped make that repair possible while keeping the organization in sound financial health.”

The YMCA has raised nearly half of its campaign goal of $65,000. Rixon said any business, community organization or individual interested in supporting the YMCA can contact them by phone at 580-338-5720 or [email protected] for additional information.

 

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