CNB donation to Sands Family YMCA focuses on children’s play 

CNB donation to Sands Family YMCA focuses on children’s play 

The YMCA of Greater Rochester have announced a partnership with Canandaigua National Bank & Trust to name the Child Watch and Adventure Center at the Sands Family YMCA.  

With the bank’s gift of $350,000, the area will be named the CNB Midway: Adventure Center and Child Watch.  

Both spaces will be central in serving families at the Sands Family YMCA.  

Child Watch will be dedicated to younger children and feature soft play elements designed to stimulate learning and play. The Adventure Center will be for older kids and include a two-story climbing structure with slides and obstacles.  

Both areas will pay homage to a local icon – Roseland Park.  

“Being able to celebrate the past while looking towards a new era of service in Canandaigua is something we’re very excited about,” said Jason Gottfried, executive director of the Sands Family YMCA. “To have a local, community organization like Canandaigua National Bank & Trust join us and invest in our mission, speaks volumes about our shared commitment to families in our community.”  

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust’s gift is helping the YMCA meet its $6 million fundraising goal in support of the creation of the Sands Family YMCA, named for the historic gift of $13.5 million from the Sands Family Foundation.  

“I’m very proud of the fact that my grandmother, Francis, was the first woman to be on the Board of Directors of the YMCA,” said Frank Hamlin III, president & CEO of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust. “The Y has grown over time, just like we have, in order to meet the needs and the values of the community as the community has become more prosperous and will continue to be.”  

The Sands Family YMCA is set to open on October 2. 

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