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The Lethbridge YMCA, Alberta had received on Mar 16 a donation of $3.75 million dollars, the largest donation in its history, with a goal of getting six million dollars, media reports said.
The Lethbridge YMCA said this donation would help in starting its community campaign.
“I could have given money to the government, hospita or stuff like that, but I thought this had more of an impact directly on the community,” said businessman and philanthropist Cor Van Raay, who made the donation, Global News reports said.
Phase two of the ATB Centre, new name of Crossings Leisure Complex will be known as the Cor Van Raay YMCA.
The phase two of the ATB Centre, expected to open to the public in 2019 will be benefited by the donation which would be used to purchase equipment and for other development expenditure.
CEO Jennifer Petracek-Kolb said that this donation had given the facility endless possibilities and the “futures of YMCA and the community and members who use our facility” would be bright, Global News reports said.
This donation will also fill many gaps in the facilities of YMCA found during its need assessment in 2012 with different groups, said project coordinator Ashley Matthews, Global News reports said.
Any additional funds raised will help in establishing a legacy fund.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Image Cor Van Raay: Courtesy of University of Lethbridge