Arts & Life
11:41 am
Mon December 10, 2012

City With Alabama's 1st YMCA May Lose It

A city that was a pioneer in developing YMCAs in Alabama is in danger of having to close its facility.

Credit ymcaofselma.org

Selma opened its first YMCA in 1858. Now it is trying to raise $1 million by Dec. 31 to pay off some of the debt on its existing YMCA.

The YMCA's Bill Porter says money is coming in, but there is a real possibility the YMCA could close if it can't raise the money by the deadline. Porter is a former Selma City Council president and banker who is trying to get the Y on sound financial footing.

The $1 million due by Dec. 31 is part of $3 million owed from the construction of new facilities five years ago.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.