The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA was thrilled to have Lowe’s Red Vest Employees onsite on Friday, Oct. 29 to take part in building our Field of Dreams. Lowe’s employees were able to put together six new picnic tables in 30 minutes!
The Jeep Rogers YMCA was awarded a significant grant this past July as part of Lowe’s 100 Hometowns, an initiative to celebrate Lowe’s Home Improvement’s centennial.
This grant has enabled the Jeep Y to install field drainage, fence in the field, and purchase new soccer goals. Plans have also been drawn to build a 30ft x 40ft Pavilion and are currently waiting County approval. The new picnic tables will make a great addition to the Pavilion.
“We are happy that Lowe’s is taking an active part in our field improvements,” said Jeff Casey, Director of the Jeep Rogers Y. “The improvements will help provide a safe and secure field for our Youth Programs and much needed shade in the summer months.”
Lowe’s received more than 2,200 submissions to the 100 Hometowns program, which invited people across the country to nominate their hometown projects in need. The Jeep Rogers Y was selected from programs all across the nation.
Details of every 100 Hometowns project and their progress can be found at the 100 Hometowns landing page and at #100Hometowns on social media.
About the YMCA of Columbia
Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but across the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.