A Christmas toy drive and fundraising event is hoping to highlight efforts to bring a fitness center to the former YMCA in downtown Fresno.
After the YMCA closed its doors in 2009, a “Downtown Fitness Center” is in the works to bring fitness back to the area.
The Boys2MenGirls2Women Foundation will kick off the $500,000 revitalization campaign to help the new fitness center come to life in the old YMCA, which closed its doors in 2009.
The event is scheduled for Dec. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1408 N St. Hot chocolate will be served and Christmas caroling will be available. The One Accord band will also play music for the free event.
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Santa Claus will be in attendance to give toys to kids who preregister for the event. The foundation can be reached at 559-225-9300.
The “Downtown Fitness Center” is a five-phase project, and the first phase is expected to be completed by Dec. 31. Those attending the event will be encouraged to donate for the revitalization efforts.