The YMCA of Greater Rochester announced the aquatic center at the new branch has officially been named.
Rochester businessman Ed Pettinella and his wife, Ann, have donated $1 million, and with their gift, the center will bear the name the Pettinella Aquatic Center.
The 18,000-square-foot aquatic center features a warm water pool with a splash pad and current channel that will always be open for family swim. The center will also include a lap pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room.
Pettinella, the former CEO of Home Properties Inc. has been involved with the Y since the late 1970s when he joined as a member. The more he learned about the Y’s mission to serve the community, the more his interest and commitment grew. Pettinella served on the YMCA of Greater Rochester’s corporate board for more than a decade, part of that time as chairman.
Fundraising is ongoing, with a goal of securing 50% of construction costs through philanthropy prior to opening Sept. 30.
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