The Dixon Group and the YMCA of the Chesapeake are happy to announce that the YMCA is coming to Chestertown. The new Kent County Family YMCA will take over operations of the Kent Athletic and Wellness Center beginning January 1, 2020. Dixon believes the YMCA is better equipped to support the needs to the community and are proud of the partnership with the YMCA that made this happen.
The YMCA has run Summer Camp at Kent School the past three summers and now with a Y in Chestertown will look to offer a full complement of programs and services you would expect from a YMCA. “We’re excited to be given the opportunity by The Dixon Group to serve Kent County and look forward to expanding programs, member services, and partnering with others to strengthen our community,” said Robbie Gill YMCA of the Chesapeake Chief Executive Officer.
There are plans for a full facility YMCA on the corner on Haacke Drive and Scheeler Road in the near future. The new Kent County Family YMCA will provide new and expanded amenities to meet key community needs within Kent County and create community hub where are all welcome.
For more information on the YMCA please visit www.ymcachesapeake.org or contact YMCA of the Chesapeake, Chief Executive Officer, Robbie Gill at email@example.com
About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits and the largest Human Service organization on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Shore Ys engage over 40,000 members; men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the shore’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2018, the YMCA of the Chesapeake provided over $1,795,000 in assistance to over 16,000 community members, turning no one away due to inability to pay. www.ymcachesapeake.org
Letters to Editor
Ron Jordan says
I find it odd, that Dixon Value’s new athletic facility will now be run by the Young Men’s Christian Association. Alot of time and effort was spent by the county and the citizens of Kent County to build the Community Center. Why would a company, the biggest business in Kent County want to have another facility, power, is it for their employees, like the last one but open to the public? Was it possible that the powers that be at Dixon, didn’t think that the citizens here should weigh in on their decision? I know these are questions but I can’t understand why the biggest company, who employs more folks can’t be show more corporate responsibility to the citizens of our county. Oh, I see that would mean, that a private company would be using a democratic system in asking for outside advise. We all know Dixon knows everything, don’t we?
Marty Stetson says
This is a great BIG deal for Chestertown. The Y is a classy outfit. They give me my first job as a life guard at an outdoor pool some 65 years ago. I stayed at the Y in New York for a weekend with a group from the Y while in high school. I remember the room was smaller than my walk in closet is now, but the price was right it was less than $ 5.00. I use the Y on my daughter’s membership when visiting her in Denver and is a super facility. The town will be well served by this new addition to the area.