"New Day, New YMCA" project in Sioux Falls - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

"New Day, New YMCA" project in Sioux Falls

Posted: Updated:

It's a daily scene. Workers scaling the YMCA, a fixture in downtown Sioux Falls for nearly 100 years.

"It's a brand new facility. Sure, you have the shell. But, the shell is being re-skinned and everything inside is totally brand new," said Troy Stallings, a long-time racquetball enthusiast.

The "New Day, New YMCA" project has been in the works for almost two years.

The major renovation will dramatically upgrade services for members, and it will provide needed housing.

"Keeping in tune with a downtown presence for the YMCA and addressing and identifying the need of lack of affordable housing and doing that under the Y mission umbrella. It's exciting to be part of," said YMCA President Mike Gulick.

One thing the project didn't have in its budget was maintaining all of its six racquetball courts. That's why a pair of local businessmen, Mark Griffin and Jeff Scherschligt, stepped up donating $250,000 for two new glass encased courts.

"It was an opportunity for the Y to embrace this proposal and add it as an element and an enhancement to what we were already building. The timing couldn't have been better," said Gulick.

In total the YMCA will have four racquetball courts, allowing Sioux Falls to continue its tradition of being a racquetball hub.

"To be able to bring this type of court system to Sioux Falls and have this high level of a court it's phenomenal."

  • Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Building towards better healthcare

    Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Building towards better healthcare

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:45:11 GMT
    When you drive through Mitchell, it's impossible to miss Cabela's Superstore. Well pretty soon big things will be taking shape next door: the Avera Grassland Health Campus.More >>
    When you drive through Mitchell, it's impossible to miss Cabela's Superstore. Well pretty soon big things will be taking shape next door: the Avera Grassland Health Campus.
    More >>
  • Gun safety brought to the forefront

    Gun safety brought to the forefront

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:31:26 GMT
     It's a story that's likely been on your mind this week. A 9-year-old shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona gun range. It happened while he was showing her how to shoot an Uzi sub-machine gun. It's brought a lot of attention to gun clubs and the ac It's a story that's likely been on your mind this week. A 9-year-old shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona gun range. It happened while he was showing her how to shoot an Uzi sub-machine gun. It's brought a lot of attention to gun clubs and the ac
     It's a story that's likely been on your mind this week. A 9-year-old shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona gun range. It happened while he was showing her how to shoot an Uzi sub-machine gun. It's brought a lot of attention to gun clubs and the access kids have.More >>
     It's a story that's likely been on your mind this week. A 9-year-old shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona gun range. It happened while he was showing her how to shoot an Uzi sub-machine gun. It's brought a lot of attention to gun clubs and the access kids have.More >>
  • Heavy rain puts Aberdeen docks underwater

    Heavy rain puts Aberdeen docks underwater

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:29:16 GMT
    Rain continues in northeastern South Dakota, and this rain is causing Mina Lake to rise higher than it has been all summer. Thursday people with houses and cabins on the Lake were busy raising docks. More >>
    Rain continues in northeastern South Dakota, and this rain is causing Mina Lake to rise higher than it has been all summer. Thursday people with houses and cabins on the Lake were busy raising docks. More >>
  • Tornado spotted near Yankton County

    Tornado spotted near Yankton County

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:26:47 GMT
    A tornado was spotted in northern Yankton County earlier this evening. The storm prediction center did not issue a tornado watch, but says one or two possible tornadoes can be expected tonight. More >>
    A tornado was spotted in northern Yankton County earlier this evening. The storm prediction center did not issue a tornado watch, but says one or two possible tornadoes can be expected tonight. More >>
  • Madison finds creative solution to housing shortage

    Madison finds creative solution to housing shortage

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:58:55 GMT
    South Dakota's proud of it's relatively low unemployment rate. Even though there are plenty of jobs to go around, in some communities there aren't enough places to live. It's a growing problem for Madison, and the city's looking for solutions.More >>
    South Dakota's proud of it's relatively low unemployment rate. Even though there are plenty of jobs to go around, in some communities there aren't enough places to live. It's a growing problem for Madison, and the city's looking for solutions.More >>
  • Pavilion Spotlight: Sidewalk Arts Festival

    Pavilion Spotlight: Sidewalk Arts Festival

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:10 GMT
    The 51st Annual Sidewalk Arts festival is coming Saturday, September 6th in downtown Sioux Falls.More >>
    The 51st Annual Sidewalk Arts festival is coming Saturday, September 6th in downtown Sioux Falls.More >>
  • Wisconsin woman dies in crash near Rapid City

    Wisconsin woman dies in crash near Rapid City

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:19:59 GMT
    A Wisconsin woman has died after crashing her motorcycle west of Rapid City earlier this month.More >>
    A Wisconsin woman has died after crashing her motorcycle west of Rapid City earlier this month.
    More >>
  • Events Center to use mock-ups to determine siding fix

    Events Center to use mock-ups to determine siding fix

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:09:10 GMT
    Earlier this year, the Events Center project team determined an issue with the exterior metal siding on the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.More >>
    Earlier this year, the Events Center project team determined an issue with the exterior metal siding on the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.