Ground Breaking Ceremony

It was a chilly day, and we want to thank everyone who came out and braved the cold to be with us on this exciting and important milestone in the project.

We had several speakers at the ceremony, representing the YMCA and the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority, share what the project means to them and the community. We want to thank Kimberly Armitage, Vice President of Strategic Growth and Membership for the YMCA of Metro Denver, Sue Glass, President and CEO of the Denver YMCA, Kathy Barela Board Member of the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority and Craig Wagner, Advisory board member of the Aurora Family YMCA for speaking at the event.

Please join us in recognizing the following members of the YMCA Advisory Board….
Adrian Frank
Greg Shields
Jim Bickford
Krista Simonson
Michael Giles
Richard Turnquist
Robert Jamieson
Susan Davis
Stephen Brunston
Mary Beth Brunston

YMCA Staff Members…
Kimberly Armitage
Lori Walker

We’d also like to thank these key contributors to the project:
Country Commissioner Jeff Baker
Friend of the Y, Debbie Ford and Brian Curd

Representing the project funder, Mutual of Omaha, Rebecca Kuhle and Matt Hanson
Architect Keith Hayes and the Team at BRS Architecture
Our General Contractor, the Team at Adolfson & Peterson construction

Members of the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority…
Kathy Barela
Polly Martin

Rotary members…
Rick Richard
Ken Hostetler

And investors…
Larry & Jeannie Pisciotta
Craig & Angel Wagner

We celebrate the vision, advocacy, and commitment of everyone that attended and has worked behind the scenes to make this project a reality. We thank everyone who helped bring us to where we are today.

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