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Mechanicsville YMCA to close in October

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — The Atlee Station YMCA in Mechanisville will be closing in October, YMCA of Greater Richmond officials announced in an email to patrons Sunday evening.

The news comes after the organization has worked to become more mission focused and fiscally responsible Y, including analyzing each of the branches, over the past year.

“This was not an easy decision by the Y’s staff and Board of Directors, but financially this is what is best for our organization. As a nonprofit, the Y must be good stewards of our resources, which ultimately impacts our ability to serve the community and sustain the quality of program delivery and mission fulfillment,” YMCA Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Karen Keegan wrote in a statement to CBS 6.

Officials said there are “no plans to discontinue operations at any other branch in our association in the foreseeable future.”

The branch is scheduled to close on Oct. 3.

Officials will work to transition members and staffers of Atlee Station to other YMCA locations.

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