YMCA and McHenry County Community Celebrate the Sage YMCA Grand Reveal

December 20, 2014

 

On December 19, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Grand Reveal of the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. The new Sage Y triples the size of the former McHenry County YMCA with a 42,000 square-foot expansion. "

On December 19, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Grand Reveal of the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. Attendees included Congressman Peter Roskam, Mayor Aaron Shepley, Vince, Pat and Vinnie Foglia, Scott Brown and Paul Hanifl of Sage Products, Paul and Barbara Hills, among others.

The new and improved Sage Y triples the size of the former McHenry County YMCA with a 42,000 square-foot expansion. It features a new preschool wing, aquatic center with an eight-lane competition pool with spectator seating for 300, renovated family pool,  expanded fitness facilities and a new play area.

"We have a lot of partners did a lot of heavy lifting to make it amazing as it is today," said Robyn Ostrem, executive director, Sage YMCA. "We could have not done this today without you."

Additional improvements include an 8,000 square-feet fitness and wellness wing, communal gathering area with fireplace and comfortable seating, a new Tropical Smoothie Café and enhanced amenities for busy families, professionals, seniors and young adults.

Mayor Shepley said, "When my family first moved to Crystal Lake, we spent a lot of time together, and we did it right here. The YMCA has been so important to this community, and I think it’s only fitting that now in this new era of contributions to the families and children in this community that it is done under the name of Sage Products.”

“The new Sage YMCA is an example of what we can do as a community-based organization to serve families throughout the region," said Dick Malone, president and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago. "It's going to be affordable for all because we don not turn anyone away who cannot pay because of financial means. That would not be possible without the generosity of Vince, Pat and Vinnie, the Foglia Family Foundation, and all the generous donors, including the Sage Products management team."

Vinnie Foglia, son of Vince and Pat Foglia, will chair the newly-formed Sage YMCA Board of Directors.

"Sage YMCA is a culmination of Vince's vision. Every detail was carefully planned and what you see today is a manifestation of the YMCA's mission in motion and commitment to building strong minds, bodies and communities," said Peter McNitt, chairman of the YMCA of Metro Chicago Board ofnagers.

On December 19, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Grand Reveal of the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. Attendees included Congressman Peter Roskam, Mayor Aaron Shepley, Vince, Pat and Vinnie Foglia, Scott Brown and Paul Hanifl of Sage Products, Paul and Barbara Hills, among others.

The new and improved Sage Y triples the size of the former McHenry County YMCA with a 42,000 square-foot expansion. It features a new preschool wing, aquatic center with an eight-lane competition pool with spectator seating for 300, renovated family pool,  expanded fitness facilities and a new play area.

"We have a lot of partners who did a lot of heavy lifting to make it amazing as it is today," said Robyn Ostrem, executive director, Sage YMCA. "We could have not done this today without you."

Additional improvements include an 8,000 square-feet fitness and wellness wing, communal gathering area with fireplace and comfortable seating, a new Tropical Smoothie Café and enhanced amenities for busy families, professionals, seniors and young adults.

Mayor Shepley said, "When my family first moved to Crystal Lake, we spent a lot of time together, and we did it right here. The YMCA has been so important to this community, and I think it’s only fitting that now in this new era of contributions to the families and children in this community that it is done under the name of Sage Products.”

“The new Sage YMCA is an example of what we can do as a community-based organization to serve families throughout the region," said Dick Malone, president and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago. "It's going to be affordable for all because we do not turn anyone away who cannot pay because of financial means. That would not be possible without the generosity of Vince, Pat and Vinnie, the Foglia Family Foundation, and all the generous donors, including the Sage Products management team."

Vinnie Foglia, son of Vince and Pat Foglia, will chair the newly-formed Sage YMCA Board of Directors.

"Sage YMCA is a culmination of Vince's vision. Every detail was carefully planned and what you see today is a manifestation of the YMCA's mission in motion and commitment to building strong minds, bodies and communities," said Peter McNitt, chairman of the YMCA of Metro Chicago Board of Managers.

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Pictured above: Dick Malone, Peter McNitt, the Foglia family, Sage Executive Director Robyn Ostrem, Sage Board members, Crystal Lake Chamber Representatives and Sage YMCA Grand Benefactors cut the ribbon