First Citrus County YMCA opens with grants from Citrus Memorial Health Foundation and Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 20, 2016) — Suncoast Credit Union announces a $250,000 grant to YMCA of the Suncoast for the creation of the first permanent YMCA facility in Citrus County, celebrated today at a ribbon cutting ceremony. The grant makes possible the creation of a Teen Center to support Youth In Government, Youth Leadership Citrus and other programs for students.
Since first expanding its services into the area in 2007, YMCA of the Suncoast has not had its own building, instead partnering with local schools, churches and government entities to provide its services to residents of all ages.
This grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and an additional grant of $2.8 million from the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation enable the YMCA to open the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA, which will include an eight-lane pool, a family pool with a water slide, a wellness center and a Healthy Living Center with private meeting rooms, an auditorium and an education resource room. There is also a kids zone, outdoor basketball courts, a nature trail, a cycling room, group exercise facilities and a Teen Center to support Youth In Government, Youth Leadership Citrus and other programs for students.
“This new facility will be a place where the community can come together for health, wellness and education,” says Cindy Helton, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “When children and families have such a rich resource for their betterment, the entire community stands to benefit in lasting ways.”
The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated over $16 million since 1990 to promote the education, health and emotional well-being of children in the 21 counties that the credit union serves.
For more information about the new facility, visit here.
About Suncoast Credit Union
Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the 10th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $15 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 75 full-service branches and serves more than one million members in 40 counties across Florida. As a community credit union, anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Suncoast Credit Union’s service area is eligible for membership. In 2021, Suncoast Credit Union’s field of membership was expanded to include public K-12 teachers, college educators, and educational support staff from all of Florida’s 67 counties. Suncoast is passionate about community support. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $36 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education, and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit suncoastcreditunion.com or follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.