Building for a Stronger Commuity
The Y is making good on our promise to build a stronger community in Southern Hillsborough County. The final phase of the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road is officially under construction. Nearly 200 guests came together to celebrate the Oct. 11 groundbreaking in Gibsonton. Special dignitaries were in attendance including Hillsborough County Commissioners Sandra Murman and Ken Hagan.
“What a remarkable and outstanding thing we can do for the residents in South County by investing in this facility,” said Commissioner Murman. “We know every dollar we put into this, we’re going to get so much in return. We’re going to get healthy living programs for our seniors and adults. We’re going to get programs for our children to keep them out of trouble.”
Named after the lead donor, the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road will include approximately 32,500 square feet of indoor space plus an outdoor aquatic center for the growing SouthShore community to enjoy for years to come. The $16.4 million project is possible thanks to the partnership of the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners.
As part of the joint-use lease agreement, Hillsborough County provided $2 million toward phase one of the Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road. That completed phase currently offers youth soccer, basketball and summer camp where hundreds of kids learn new skills, sportsmanship and teamwork while boosting their self-esteem, making new friends and having fun. Hillsborough County provided an additional $2 million toward phase II of the project.
The Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road’s anticipated completion date is late 2018. Be sure to follow the new Y’s Facebook page to track the construction progress. Thanks for your support!
Pictured above: Hillsborough County Commissioners, Y Leadership and the Y’s Governance Board breaking ground at the Oct. 11 groundbreaking ceremony.