YMCA Warminster begins membership presales October 17
On one early morning in 2014, then Warminster Township Supervisor Leo Quinn had an inspiration. With a deadline looming to spend a $1.76 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant Warminster Township received to replace their closed recreation center, the answer to his worries came to him in four simple letters: The Y.
After talking it over with his fellow Warminster township supervisors, Quinn placed a call to Zane Moore, the President/CEO of Central Bucks Family YMCA and the rest is history. For the subsequent two years, the Y in Doylestown operated a ‘Y without Walls’ in Warminster, offering youth swim lessons, group exercise classes, summer camp and family programming to the community.
Now, the Y is taking the next step in their commitment to Warminster by opening a permanent location. The facility, located in Warminster Plaza at the corner of Street Road and York Road, will open in January 2017 and will offer recreational health and wellness programs for all ages.
“The opening of the new facility will allow us to serve youth, teens and adults in a more meaningful way,” said Zane Moore, president and CEO of Central Bucks Family YMCA. “By offering 7th grade memberships, preventative health programs, financial assistance and many of our community outreach programs, we aim to make an incredible impact in Warminster.”
Warminster YMCA will open in January, 2017 as a full-service facility with cardiovascular and strength equipment, over 30 weekly group exercise classes, youth programming and babysitting services. Sports, arts, and summer camp programs will continue to be offered at off-site locations.
On October 17, the first day of membership presales, Leo Quinn with his wife Claudia were the first in line for memberships at the Warminster YMCA mobile Welcome Center. They are member number 1 and 2.
“What better way to show our support for this project than by being the first couple to join,” said Quinn. “Claudia works near Warminster and we will both use the facility after work.”
With the opening of the building, Leo and Claudia have made a commitment of a yearly gift in memory of Leo’s late son, Kyle, who will be remember with the naming of the new Y’s lobby.
From October 17 to November 30, the Y will be offering charter memberships to the community. Charter Members will benefit from no join fees, plus receive member pricing on Fall programs and $25 toward program fees. Additionally, charter members will be invited to the Grand Opening event, receive a special shirt, and not pay membership fees until January. Memberships will be available for purchase in three location: a portable Welcome Center location in Warminster Plaza (Monday-Friday 8am-1pm, Monday-Thursday 4-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-2pm), Warminster Parks and Recs Building (Monday-Thursday 9:15-11:15am and 5:15pm-7:15pm) and Central Bucks Family YMCA in Doylestown (Monday-Thursday 8am-8:30pm, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2pm).
For more information on Central Bucks Family YMCA’s Warminster Branch or for details on charter memberships, contact Valerie Tanner, branch executive at 267-387-9622.
The Y is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. So far in 2016, over $65, 000 in financial assistance and community benefit was provided to Warminster residents. Financial assistance is available for membership and all programming based on need.