Family Y meets with Y130 parents to discuss program’s future
By Caitlin Boland

Family Y Augusta Chief Operating Officer Bill Crowder is shown talking to a group of parents at the Y130 March 8.
With construction of the new Family Y in full swing, several parents at the Y130 in Thomson met with Family Y Augusta Chief Operating Officer Bill Crowder on Wednesday to discuss the future of the gymnastics program.
“We want to stay together and work as a team to do what’s best for the girls,” Crowder said.
Crowder met with the parents on March 8 to discuss the future of the gymnastics program, a program he said was not planned to go into the new Family Y building when the plans began three years ago.
The meeting was the third one since January, when the Y informed the parents that the gymnastics program would not be included in the new Family Y building. During the initial meeting, parents were told that the options for the girls included switching to dance, tumbling or cheer.
According to Pam Dean, a parent, the parents were told that the gymnastics equipment could not be stationary, would harm the new flooring and the ceiling height was not appropriate in the new Family Y building. Tumbling and cheer would use mats that would be required to be put down and taken up after each practice, Dean said.
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