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Albany YMCA receives donation to help provide activities to the youth

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Area YMCA gets a donation to provide fitness activities for young people who don't have easy access to the Y.

The MCLB Officer's Spouses' Club gave the Y a one thousand dollar community enrichment grant for a "Mobile Gym."

The money will help buy of a trailer and sports equipment they can take to under served neighborhoods in the Albany area and to MCLB Military Housing.

"It's really just a way to reach those kids that don't come to the "YMCA" currently and get out to the neighborhoods that they can't get here. So it's really a "Y" without walls approach to try to just influence as many kids in the community as possible," said J.J. Edge, Director of Development.

The "Y" hopes to raise $10,000 to purchase the trailer and provide staffing.

They hope to launch the program in August.

You can drop off donations at the Albany Area YMCA.

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