The new YMCA at Cane Bay building was vandalized over the weekend. Paul Stoney is the president and CEO of the Cannon Street YMCA. “We did have some minor vandalism. We view this as an isolated incident. Our major focus right now is getting good sunshine like we have today in order to complete the project.”
It’s a $30 million dollar project. The money is building a world-class YMCA. Vandals went through the facility on Sunday, and painted on some walls. Much of that is already in the process of being cleaned. Some tile work had plaster wiped around on it. Those tiles may need to be replaced.
Stoney says, “We have increased our security and added additional cameras and we are looking forward to completing the project over the next couple of weeks of locking up the building. The weather, unfortunately the weather has delayed us from being able to close the building properly.”
They estimate the damage was around $1200. Stoney says they believe teenagers may be responsible.
He is just excited about what he calls the future jewel of the Lowcountry. “We’ll have an indoor swimming pool which is zero depth entry and will serve the Cane Bay High School Cobras. We’ll have a separate sports and other types of fields, it will have an indoor track… basketball court, a stage, so we’re looking at this being a multi functional facility.”
This is still just a small bump in the road. Officials tell me they are expecting to have their grand opening in the first quarter of 2019.