Old National Bank is donating to the Intersection Connection project in Lafayette. The company is giving $125,000, which will fund a Child Watch room at the new Lafayette Family YMCA, for parents to use while they attend onsite programs. The room will include the Old National Bank name.
Old National area president Bob Smith says they were eager to get involved in the project.
More information is coming out about a new facility for the Lafayette Family YMCA. Details of the aquatic center were revealed Thursday when the organization announced a $50,000 gift from Lafayette Savings Bank for the project.
YMCA Executive Director Paul Cramer says there will be a family pool, an eight-lane competitive pool, slides and fountains. He says the bank’s gift shows its commitment to the community.
The City of Lafayette is helping several non-profit organizations get a new facility.
The Lafayette Family YMCA, Junior Achievement, and others want to build what’s known as Intersection Connection next to Ivy Tech. The building would house those agencies and a new IU Health Arnett medical office.
The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution for brownfield assistance that includes that area.
Economic Development Director Dennis Carson says the move shows the city is behind the idea of developing the site.
Indiana University Health Arnett is joining the Intersection Connection partnership that aims to improve the lives of area youth. The medical group will open a health clinic at the yet-to-be-built Lafayette Family YMCA facility on the Ivy Tech-Lafayette campus.
IU Health Arnett C.E.O. Al Gatmaitan says having both organizations under one roof has many benefits. Those include cost sharing and transition of medical patients to healthy lifestyle practices offered by the YMCA.