Your Photo Can Help Build Westport Weston Y's New Home

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A mosaic that will help fund construction of the new Westport Weston Family Y campus will include photos contributed by its members and supporters. Photo Credit: Contributed
This is an artist's rendering of the planned new Westport Weston Family Y facility at Mahackeno. Photo Credit: Contributed

Westport, Conn. — For $100, your picture can be part of a mural-size mosaic at the Westport Weston Family Y’s new Mahackeno campus - and you'll also be helping to build the new facility. 

Photos of Y members and supporters will be placed into a mosaic of the Westport Weston YMCA, a watercolor of the Family Y’s historic Bedford Building by artist Kassie Foss, a former Westport resident. You can upload photos to www.pictureyournewy.org and also search for photos contributed by your friends.

“Think of our picture mosaic as a digital version of the traditional ‘buy a brick’ fundraiser,” said Paul Bernetsky, chief development officer for the Family Y. "A favorite family snapshot or photo that honors a loved one takes the place of an inscribed brick.”

The picture mosaic will be 6-feet by 4-feet and hang in the new building's lobby. Photos can be uploaded for $100 each. The donation is tax deductible.

The Westport Weston Y plans to build a 102,000-square-foot facility at its 32-acre Mahackeno Outdoor Center. Instead of being built all at once, the new facility will be constructed in phases, starting with a 54,000-square-foot building that will have a 10-lane lap pool, a warm-water family/teaching pool, a fitness center, a gymnasium and a Kids Adventure Gymnasium. It is expected to open in November 2014.

The Y has raised more than 90 percent of the money to build the new campus but still needs $4 million. For more information on the campaign, contact CEO Rob Reeves at rreeves@westporty.org or 203-226-8981, Ext. 131.

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