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Two local banks each give $100K to YMCA’s Capital Campaign

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WAUSAU — Peoples State Bank and Associated Bank are each contributing $100,000 to support the Woodson YMCA’s $21.5 million modernization and expansion project in downtown Wausau.

“These two very generous donations bring our fundraising total to $20,900,000, just $600,000 short of our $21.5 million project goal,” said Chad Kane, chairman of the organization’s capital campaign, in a YMCA news release. “We greatly appreciate these contributions … . They represent the tremendous commitment to our community that’s so prevalent among many of our area businesses.”

The $100,000 contribution from Associated Bank will fund the new Associated Bank Small Group Training Center at the Y, which will feature TRX and other small group exercise classes — and offer virtual active class availability for members when instructors are not scheduled.

Peoples State Bank’s donation of $100,000 will fund the new Peoples State Bank Consultation Room in the YMCA’s Wellness Center, where members can confer in private about their fitness and health goals with a personal trainer, a Y staff member or other health professional.

Kane said that although fundraising will continue until the final $600,000 is collected, Phase I and Phase II of the project are progressing right on schedule. Phase I includes a new Fieldhouse and The Landing Senior Activity Center. Phase II includes a new and expanded Child Care Center and a new state-of-the-art Wellness Center.

More information about the project and online donations can be made at strengtheningourheart.com.  Or checks made payable to the Woodson YMCA Foundation can be mailed to the Woodson YMCA, Attn: Bryan Bailey, 707 Third St., Wausau, WI 54403.

Architectural renderings, floor plans and a video about the modernization and expansion project at the Woodson YMCA can be seen at strengtheningourheart.com.

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