Fred Hampton Pool Posted Profits Last Year, West Cook YMCA Officials Report as They Prep for Coming Summer

Monday, January 19, 2015 || By Michael Romain Despite noticeably cooler weather, the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center posted a net profit last summer, according to a report (PDF: West Cook YMCA Pool Report) presented by West Cook Aquatic Director Kim Polk and Chief Operations Officer David Parsons at a Jan. 14 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting. The positive financial report complimented improved attendance … Continue reading Fred Hampton Pool Posted Profits Last Year, West Cook YMCA Officials Report as They Prep for Coming Summer

“A Great Day In Maywood:” Community Marks Official Start Of Fred Hampton Aquatic Center’s Summer Season With Ribbon-Cutting

Monday,  June 9, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD–Community leaders and local elected officials gathered in front of the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center on Fred Hampton Way to celebrate the official opening of the pool’s 2014 summer season. Guests included Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins; Maywood Trustees Ron Rivers, Toni Dorris and Audrey Jaycox; State Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Kathleen Willis; Maywood Police Chief … Continue reading “A Great Day In Maywood:” Community Marks Official Start Of Fred Hampton Aquatic Center’s Summer Season With Ribbon-Cutting

Some Residents Welcome YMCA With Chilly Caution Amid Confusion, Misinformation

By Michael Romain At Wednesday’s Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, David Parsons, the chief operating officer for the West Cook YMCA, hobbled to the podium on crutches. He was here to present an update on his organization’s progress in operating the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center since last speaking with the Board. Flanking him were Philip Gordon and Stacey Saunders, both YMCA board members … Continue reading Some Residents Welcome YMCA With Chilly Caution Amid Confusion, Misinformation