YMCA Announces Dome Grand Opening celebration

Garden City, KS. – The YMCA of Southwest Kansas is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our Dome for the Garden City Branch. The Grand Opening will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 am. The first 75 people to arrive will receive a Dome T-shirt. New members can join the Dome for only $25. We will provide tours and have an Open House for everyone in the community to come and try the Dome free that day. The highlight of the event will be a time for the community to DUNK THE CEO! Our CEO, Chad Knight will allow the public to pay $5 for a chance to dunk him in his suit. All the proceeds will pay for a bench near the front entrance.

The Dome, a YMCA Activity Center will feature three multi-purpose courts, a walking/jogging track, a functional fitness area with a Queenax machine and several other pieces of fitness equipment. The back of the building will be set-up with baseball/softball cages, pitching mounds and a soft toss/batting tee workout area.

“We are very excited to unveil our Dome to the community,” YMCA of Southwest Kansas CEO Chad Knight said. “This Dome will be a hot spot for our youth and provide a great partnership with the school district. I believe everyone will be amazed about the size and scope of the Dome and everything it has to offer. I can’t wait to see activities in our Dome and people using the Queenax machine and the Dome filled.”

Stacy Castoe will serve as the Dome and Operations Director. We are planning to offer competitive youth leagues, sport specific training, functional fitness classes on the Queenax apparatus and all the current youth sports programs. All the YMCA teams will practice and play their games at the Dome. Kenneth Henderson will have their middle school teams use it for practices and games as well.

“Very pleased to see this project come together and looking forward to continuing our great relationship with the YMCA here at the Dome, “said Steve Karlin, USD #457 Superintendent.

For more information, contact Chad Knight at cknight@ymcaswkansas.org or 620-275-1199.