RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph YMCA raised over $10,000 towards a new ADA Accessible (American with Disabilities Act) Locker Room at “Swim for Sally” recently held at the Y.
“Swim for Sally” is an annual swim/water walk event held in memory of Sally Schenkman, a long-time Y member who passed away in May. Sally was not only an amazing wife, mother, friend, and award winning nurse at Morristown Medical Center. She was also an avid swimmer who worked out at the Y daily.
Together with the Schenkman family, the Randolph YMCA is raising money to build the the Sally Schenkman ADA Accessible Locker Room in her memory.
Seventy swimmers swam 4,134 laps equaling 125 miles at the event which was held in the Main pool at the Y.
Following the swim, a fundraising dinner was held for all participants and friends of the Y. Randolph native Brendan Fletcher from The Voice donated his time to perform at the dinner.
Both events raised $10,000 to fund the locker room construction.
The Y is continuing to seek donations to the “Building What Matters Campaign” for the addition of an ADA (American with Disabilities Act) accessible locker room. Providing barrier-free access for hundreds of people preparing for physical activity and aquatic rehabilitation, the locker room will also serve families with individual changing stalls and private showers.
To date, $65,000 has been raised towards the locker room project.
The Randolph YMCA recently opened its renovated lower level fitness area, which features an indoor track, new weight machines, free weights, a boxing room, an indoor cycling studio and enhanced lighting and air circulation.
“Our benefactors, especially Wahling and Sylvia Ng for whom the Indoor Track is named, Wayne and Marlene Reisner for whom the renovated Cardio Room is named, and the Schenkman family realize the value of the Y as a community asset and are supporting the ‘Building What Matters Campaign’ with generous donations,” commented Jordan DiEgidio, Development Director at the Y.
Over its 125-year history, the Randolph YMCA has strengthened the fabric of the community by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and prides itself on being a cornerstone of many lives.