Vannoy Construction Donates Ropes Course for Y Childcare Programs
Asheville, N.C., July 29, 2021 – Vannoy Construction recently donated their time, materials, and expertise to build a low ropes course for kids at the YMCA Youth Services Center at Beaverdam. This is one of several YMCA locations that offers both summer day camp and after school programming.
“Vannoy Construction is constantly looking for opportunities where we can give back within our community,” said Brian Walker, vice president of Vannoy Construction. “The ropes course project at the YMCA’s Beaverdam site was particularly special to us coming out of COVID-19. Kids really need opportunities more than ever to get back to socializing and experiencing great role models. The YMCA is excellent at providing this service, as well as providing the needed scholarships for kids that would not otherwise be able to experience it.”
The YMCA is grateful for Vannoy’s support, said Melissa Wiedeman, vice president of K-12 Childcare. “Low ropes courses help kids build self-confidence and skills such as team cooperation, positive risk-taking, communication, and goal setting," said Wiedeman. "Vannoy's generosity will benefit children for years to come.”
Several generous vendors assisted Vannoy with the project, including Kloesel Engineering, United Rentals, Network Distributors, Southern Concrete Materials, and DSG Concrete.
“To have an opportunity to work with our vendors and team-build with our employees on something we are good at was just icing on the cake,” said Walker.
Vannoy and its vendors spent two Saturdays in July working on the low ropes course. It will be completed later this fall.