YMCA announces new use for Sackets Harbor facility

SACKETS HARBOR, NY  – The Sackets Harbor landmark building that has been home to the Sackets Harbor YMCA will become a private youth training facility. The building owner has leased the facility to IHC Sports Academy who will use the health club to train young athletes from across the country and around the world enrolled at Immaculate Heart Central School.

The YMCA will offer all Sackets Harbor YMCA members access to all Watertown Family YMCA locations just a few short miles down the road after the Y will no longer have a physical presence in Sackets. YMCA CEO Denise Young notes “The Y has enjoyed our time in Sackets Harbor. We look forward to continuing to see our Sackets members in Watertown and will continue to support this wonderful community with runs and programs like the Hatter Hustle Family Fun Run coming up on November 19th at 9 am.” Allister Heydon, of IHC Sports Academy, states that “Young athletes training in the facility take it back to its roots when it was a training facility for young soldiers and ensures that the facility continues to serve its purpose.” He continues “The Sports Academy is pleased to be a part of the Sackets Community and to give these young people quality-of-life and quality training in beautiful Sackets Harbor.”

The Sackets Harbor YMCA’s last day of operation will be November 1st. To find out more about the Hatter Hustle and sign up to participate visit www.watertownymca.org/events-1


About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.