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YM sponsors fund Aqua Park promotion

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The YMCA of Van Wert County announces the 2016 Aqua Park season with Foster Family Chiropractic, Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service, Leland Smith Insurance, Bee Gee Realty, Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, Purmort Brothers Insurance, Taylor Auto, and Quality Painting and Roofing booking their dates for the 2016 Business Day season.

The YMCA Camp Clay Aqua Park would like to thank community organizations and businesses for supporting the 2015 Aqua Park summer season. The season was a great success with attendance many days reaching over 400 kids and families.

YMCA Camp Clay Aqua Park sponsors 3-2016
Shown are (front row, from the left) Eric McCracken of Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service, YMCA Camp Clay Director Clint Myers, Michelle Mooney of Purmort Brothers Insurance, and Krista Schlemmer of Leland Smith Insurance; (back row) YMCA Executive Director Hugh Kocab, Todd Wallace of Wallace Plumbing, Mark Schumm of Van Wert Federal Savings and Loan, Rob Gamble of Bee Gee Realty, Shad Foster of Foster Family Chiropractic, Gary Taylor of Taylor Auto Sales, Chad Adams of Quality Painting and Roofing. These local businesses have each sponsored a 2016 Aqua Park Business Day allowing reduced admission to the Aqua Park. (YMCA photo)

The fully staffed Aqua Park includes many one-of-a-kind activities, including a water zipline, ferry raft to the island, inflatable aqua “toys”, paddle boats, canoes, playground, sandy beach, and much more. New in 2015 was a 3,600-square-foot splash pad. New this year will be a floating 40-foot log roll and two water cannons at the splash pad.

During the 2013 season, the Aqua Park added the “Business Day Out” option for businesses to sponsor a day at the Aqua Park to help advertise their businesses and give back to the community. The Aqua Park had such overwhelming support by Van Wert’s great local businesses that the YMCA’s Aqua Park was able to offer 40 business days for the community to enjoy the park at a reduced admission this past summer.

The 2016 Aqua Park business-sponsored days are back by popular demand and have expanded from three days a week to four days a week, offering a total of 44 business-sponsored days this season.

“This is going to be a great 2016 season and we can’t wait to offer this to our local businesses again as a creative way to advertise their business, as well as give back to our community,” said Clint Myers, Camp Clay facilitator. “The community is very fortunate to have a great site like the Camp Clay Aqua Park that features activities no one else can provide.”

This summer’s business-sponsored days are already being booked and there a limited number of dates left. Business-sponsored days will be expanded to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the choice to purchase hot dogs, drinks, and also offer the climbing wall as additional options for business day sponsors.

POSTED: 03/30/16 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News