The partnership will allow YMCA members to access golf, tennis, and swimming facilities at the club through special programming, which will kick off May 21 with the launch of tennis and pickleball leagues. The partnership will also include discounted dual membership rates.
The Waynesboro YMCA and the Waynesboro (Va.) Golf and Country Club (WGCC) have announced a partnership agreement that will allow Y members to access golf, tennis and swimming facilities at the club through special programming, the Augusta (Ga.) Free Press reported.
WGCC members will also gain access to YMCA facilities under the agreement, which will kick off May 21 with the launch of tennis and pickleball leagues. The partnership will also include summertime swimming events, golf camps and more coming down the road, the Free Press reported.
“We are excited to partner with the Waynesboro Golf and Country Club to enhance our offerings for our membership and expose more families to the benefits of golf and all the club has to offer,” said Jeff Fife, executive director of the Waynesboro YMCA. “Both organizations are critical to improve the health and increase recreation opportunities for the citizens of Waynesboro. We are excited to offer our members outdoor pickleball and tennis while utilizing the outdoor pool for swim lessons, water aerobics, and summer swim team practices. The possibilities are endless for this partnership.”
WGCC owner Kenny Bradley said the club is excited about the partnership with the YMCA. “The YMCA is an important part of our community. The work they do with the children in the community is very important, and anything we can do to support that is great,” Bradley said.
“Our goal at the Waynesboro Golf & Country Club is to support the community in every way possible,” club General Manager Amanda Bradley said. “Our work with the First Tee of Harrisonburg and now the YMCA are the first steps in our continued outreach.”
“The Waynesboro Golf and Country Club is excited to provide a new opportunity to our community through our partnership between First Tee of Harrisonburg and the YMCA,” said Tom Austin, Director of Golf and Operations. “Community outreach is very important to Mr. Bradley and our members. We are hopeful that our focus on Waynesboro families and our new membership for young families, and our partnerships with both the YMCA and First Tee of Harrisonburg, will help the community and most importantly the children of the community.”
Joint programs offered through the partnership include:
TENNIS & PICKLEBALL (Must be both WGCC & YMCA members)
- May 21 – August 23
- May 21 – 25 is a free trial week
AQUATICS (Can be either WGCC or YMCA member)
- Stray Cats (summer swim team) practice on Mondays
- Water Aerobics on Friday mornings
- Water Zumba classes TBA
- World’s Largest Swim Lesson is June 21 from 6-7pm (free to all)
YOGA/WINE MONDAYS (Can be either WGCC or YMCA member)
- Mondays from 5:30-7pm (Yoga is 6-7pm)
- June 4 & 18, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22
FIRST FRIDAYS FAMILY NIGHT (Can be either WGCC or YMCA member)
- Moms and Dads enjoy dinner and dancing while the kids have organized games/play in the pool
- June 21, July 6, & August 3, 7-10pm
- $15/family for childcare plus incurred dining expense
DUAL MEMBERSHIP RATES
- To enjoy the benefits of both organizations, the YMCA and WGCC have new dual membership rates that include 10% rates, $25 off the first month, and no joiners fee for the YMCA