For Immediate Release —November 9, 2009
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516

Nov. 9, 2009

WHAT:  The Genesee/Wyoming YMCA and the State University of New York at Geneseo will present results of a joint study examining the prospects of building a shared-use YMCA facility on the SUNY Geneseo campus. The proposed facility would be available to members of the Livingston County community as well as SUNY Geneseo students, faculty and staff.  Plans call for the fieldhouse building to be an expansion of current college athletic facilities and the YMCA branch to include a new gym, aquatics area, wellness center, group exercise studios, preschool classrooms, kids gym, senior activity area, family space and locker rooms.   We invite your coverage of the presentation.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, 4 p.m.

WHERE:  The Big Tree Inn, 46 Main St., Geneseo, NY

WHO:  Representatives from the Genesee/Wyoming YMCA, SUNY Geneseo and LaBella Associates architects will be making the presentation and fielding questions.

WHY:  The collaboration would fulfill a desire of a growing number of Livingston County residents to establish a locally driven YMCA branch organization. 

“The college is pleased to partner with the YMCA in this exciting initiative that combines a state-of-the-art facility and time-honored YMCA programs and services,” said Christopher C. Dahl, president of SUNY Geneseo. “Livingston County and the Village of Geneseo provide a wonderful environment for our citizens, students and faculty to live, study and work.  I am confident that our partnership will provide a strong foundation for our youth and enhance the quality of life in our community to make a great place even better.”

“The YMCA and our local Steering Committee are very pleased to be working with President Dahl and the good people at SUNY Geneseo to put a YMCA facility on their campus,” said Wess Audsley, CEO of the Genesee/Wyoming YMCA. “This partnership will bring YMCA services to the people in Livingston County, create opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and incomes and hopefully serve as a catalyst for future collaboration between the YMCA and other local service providers.”