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Local Coops Contribute to YMCA

Brock Kappelmann - January 9, 2017 4:47 pm

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) came together to
donate $5,000 toward the Texas County Family YMCA’s annual fundraising 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 campaign also
helps to keep programs affordable for all members, provides upkeep for the facility and helps with the overall
sustainability of the YMCA.
YMCA Chief Executive Officer Linus VanderWyst 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 from the community to enable the YMCA to serve Texas County,”
VanderWyst said. “Every donation makes a difference and is tax-deductible
While nearly 87 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.
The YMCA’s fundraising campaign goal is $60,000. VanderWyst said any business, community organization or
individual interested in supporting the YMCA can contact them by phone at 580-468-9622 or donations can be
accepted at
the YMCA, 1602 N. Oklahoma, Guymon.
PTCI and TCEC are local cooperatives serving Texas County and other areas in and around the Oklahoma
Panhandle. Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles. The two cooperatives make
joint donations to improve the quality of life for their cooperative members.

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