The Mason County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), one of the County’s largest business organizations with its more than 100 members, presented $7,500 to South Sound YMCA CEO Kyle Cronk and several members of the South Sound Y Shelton Branch Advisory committee to aid in continued plans for the new area YMCA. The presentation was made at the Association’s General Membership meeting in Shelton on Friday, September 15.
The Realtors’ contribution is to assist with Phase Two of the project that was initiated last spring when the South Sound YMCA board voted unanimously to move forward on efforts to bring a Y facility to South Mason County. Phase II is the “Pre-design and Feasibility Study” to be conducted this fall that will specifically define the project scope and size.
“The YMCA will contribute so much to our community,” says Lori Brady-Dolby, president of the Mason County Association of Realtors®. “It not only will provide wonderful recreational options for our families and households, it will also boost our economy and enhance our quality of life. Those are the things Realtors care about because we all live, work and raise our families here and help others find homes to do the same.”
The checks presented by the local Realtors are the funds received from an application to the state Washington Association of Realtors® Issues Fund combined with the local Mason County Association’s matching contribution. Mason County Realtors® had previously contributed funds to assist with a public survey conducted by the local nonprofit group, Shelton Health and Recreation Center, or SHARC regarding the YMCA project.
The Mason County Association of Realtors®* is organized for the benefit of the business interests of its membership, to promote and preserve private property rights and to uphold the Realtor® Code of Ethics. Realtors are the leading advocates for hundreds of area home buyers and sellers each year and current homeowners throughout the County.