YMCA Bucks Finishes Odyssey, Reveals New Plans

The new YMCA Fairless Hills branch plan. Image via YMCA Bucks.

YMCA Bucks President Zane Moore completed his walk from Quakertown to Fairless Hills Friday evening. Along the way, his efforts helped raise $14 million for YMCA programs and renovations in Bucks County.

Zane Moore (right) speaks with Chris Ermer (left) alongside Donnie Sontupe. Image via WBCB 1490 Livestream.

The journey ended up being almost 50 miles, a sizable increase over the first “Zane Walks For Bucks” in 2017. Moore spent two days on his odyssey with help from 55 YMCA Bucks employees. He stopped in Doylestown Thursday night to meet with Chris Ermer for a video streamed special broadcast of UpWords.

“Our leadership is committed to ensuring the needed resources are in place to enable the Y to provide the very best in programs and facilities for all,” said Moore. “Thanks to the generosity of many early donors, we have already raised 70% of our goal and we are now counting on the community to help us reach our goal.”

The $20 million goal comes as part of the “For A Better Us” campaign to give a complete facelift to the Fairless Hills and Doylestown branch. YMCA announced plans in mid-April to renovate the Fairless Hills branch, but the outpouring of early support has allowed for new plans.

For both branches, the expanded building will allow for larger fitness centers, new universal locker rooms, and more room for programs. Funding will also go toward existing programs including THRIVE and Empower U.

The YMCA Doylestown branch renovation plan. Image via YMCA Bucks.

The Fairless Hills branch project will be even more ambitious than before. New plans give a fresh look and a better utilization of current space.

Anyone looking for more information on the new plans or wanting to donate can visit the YMCA Bucks website here. The website also has plans for specific use of floor space.