NCU Hosting Summer Athletic Camps

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer camps for kids are kicking off now that school is out. Northwest Christian University teams up with the YMCA each year to host a variety of sports camps for kids and one is kicking off this week. NCU’s soccer camp starts Monday and any drop-ins are welcome. Luke Jackson’s boys basketball … Continue reading »

YMCA Reacts to 4J Land Decision

EUGENE, Ore. — The YMCA in Eugene is one step closer to finding a new home. The 4J School District approved a motion Wednesday night to set aside up to seven acres for the group to eventually buy, near Roosevelt Middle School. The decision came a few months after the YMCA lost out on purchasing the … Continue reading »

4J Sets Land Aside for New YMCA

EUGENE, Ore. — While we don’t know the exact details of what a new Roosevelt Middle School may look like, it may be sitting right next to a new YMCA. The 4J School Board approved a motion Wednesday night to set aside up to seven acres for Eugene Family YMCA to eventually buy. Design plans of what … Continue reading »

4J Discusses Land Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — As 4J prepares to rebuild part of its aging infrastructure — in the process — it may make way for a new Eugene family YMCA. The district’s debating whether to sell part of the land where the current Roosevelt Middle School sits — to the YMCA. It seems there’s an understanding of … Continue reading »

4J to Discuss Potential Property Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene School Board will discuss selling up to seven acres of the Roosevelt Middle School property to the Eugene Family YMCA for the construction of new YMCA recreation facility. 4J is planning to replace Roosevelt Middle School by constructing a new school west of the current building. Once the older building … Continue reading »

Eugene Council Approves YMCA Lease

EUGENE, Ore. — Plans for a YMCA got a green light Wednesday. Eugene city councilors unanimously approved a land lease for the Bethel branch–a whopping $1 a year for the 25-year lease. The executive director says now the fundraising can begin. It’s looking to raise $5 million over the next two to three years for … Continue reading »

Woman to Walk Across America

ALBANY, Ore. – A 51-year-old Connecticut woman is leaving Albany this weekend for a walk across the country, hoping to inspire others to dream big. Donna Stokes flew out to Oregon on Wednesday, where she will begin her approximate six-month journey. Her adventure begins Saturday morning from the YMCA in Albany. “When I was looking … Continue reading »

YMCA Eyes New 4J Property

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board initiated a process that could lead to a new YMCA on school property. The YMCA is looking to rebuild and is hoping to secure the land where the Roosevelt Middle School currently sits. The district’s currently planning to rebuild the school. The school board started a discussion Wednesday … Continue reading »

YMCA and 4J Considers Future Together

EUGENE, Ore. — After losing the bid for Civic Stadium, the Eugene YMCA is entering official talks with the 4J school board Wednesday about another property. Both the YMCA and 4J have been talking about possibly allowing the YMCA to build a new facility where Roosevelt Middle School is now. The YMCA says its current … Continue reading »

On the Move? YMCA Considers 4J Property

EUGENE, Ore. — No Civic Stadium, no problem. The Eugene Family YMCA is moving forward on another 4J property as it continues its search for a new home. The YMCA is working to acquire the land where the Roosevelt Middle School currently sits. The 4J School District will eventually replace the school and could move … Continue reading »

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