New York Air Brake awards $250,000 to Watertown YMCA project

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WATERTOWN — New York Air Brake LLC has awarded a grant totaling $250,000 to support the Watertown Family YMCA’s community and aquatics center project in a former call center on Arsenal Street.

The grant, which will be awarded in five $50,000 increments over a five-year span, will assist the center as part of a $20 million project to renovate and relocate the Y’s wellness and aquatic center in a downtown building at 146 Arsenal St.

The building will be converted into a facility with a six-lane lap pool, a separate full-size recreational pool, two full-size tennis courts with an elevated running track and several other amenities.

An engineering firm is still working on the final design for the YMCA’s community center project. Construction is slated to start early next year.

“The impact that this organization has had over many generations on the local economy, area families, and the people of New York Air Brake is immeasurable” said Ulisses Camilo, NYAB president and chief executive officer. “Now the YMCA is continuing its investment in our community by revitalizing and increasing its services, and we are honored and excited to be part of this momentous effort.”

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