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Whitaker Family YMCA's New Outdoor Pavilion to be Dedicated to Kloiber Foundation

Published 06.18.18 5:30 am

EXPANDING COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

YMCA of Central Kentucky celebrates completion of Whitaker Family YMCA Outdoor Pavilion with Dedication Ceremony on June 26 to honor lead benefactor, Kloiber Foundation

Thanks to the generous support of the Kloiber Foundation, the Whitaker Family YMCA has a new outdoor pavilion to shelter its summer camp participants. The pavilion will be dedicated to the Foundation on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at 2681 Old Rosebud Road in Lexington.

“YMCA summer camp now has the facilities needed to better serve children and their families for years to come,” said David Martorano president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Central Kentucky. “We are honored to recognize the Kloiber Foundation for such an impactful gift and aligning to our focus to give all children access to summer activities keeping their minds and bodies learning and growing during out of school time.”

The new 4,000-square-foot pavilion will primarily serve 300 summer campers per week for 10 weeks this summer season and for years to come. The new facility includes restrooms, water fountains, permanent shaded areas, picnic tables, and backpack storage. YMCA members will also have access to the pavilion outside of camp hours.

One of the goals of the Kloiber Foundation is to enrich people’s lives through community programs and outreach. Like the Kloiber Foundation, the YMCA believes that access to affordable family health and wellness facilities should be available to everyone. As a charitable nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Central Kentucky provides more than $1 million in scholarships to ensure the Y’s doors are always open for those most in need and to help make YMCA membership and programs affordable for all.

When asked what his motivations were for pursuing this particular project, David Kloiber, the president of the Kloiber Foundation, summed up his feelings with a quote from antiquity. "To paraphrase the Greeks, 'Our community will only become great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never rest.' Before now I had not thought of taking this passage literally, but in working with the YMCA to provide a new haven for the youth programs to thrive, I believe we are moving one step closer to realizing the greatness of our community."

For more information about the dedication ceremony or giving back to the Y, please contact YMCA of Central Kentucky Vice President of Philanthropy Bobbi Silver by emailing give@ymcacky.org or call 859- 367-7333.

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