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YMCA Hickory Sticks Barn Fire GoFundMe

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Many in our community have likely heard about the barn fire that took place at YMCA Hickory Sticks Golf on Wednesday of this week.

The maintenance barn and office were a complete loss including all maintenance and grounds equipment to properly run the course for the upcoming season.

Thankfully, no one was hurt during this situation and due to quick responses from emergency services, CERT and others, the damage did not spread beyond the barn.

That being said, it will take a great deal of effort and support to be able to open the course on time for this season to serve our members, guests, and local organizations that patronize Hickory Sticks Golf Club.

Not only does Hickory Sticks Golf run daily golfing for members and guests, they host multiple tournaments and outings in collaboration with local businesses and organizations. They teach and host youth golf clinics and teams. They offer free foot golf and Frisbee golf to youth and families as well.

A GoFundMe was started by Eric McCracken and other local supporters in order to help purchase new grounds equipment so that the course will be ready in time for the start of the season.

If you have the means and would like to contribute your support, please feel free to follow the link below.


YMCA Community Impact Report

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The YMCA as an organization prides itself on furthering our mission of a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all!  
Part of our mission work is to support our local community in a variety of positive ways!  The YMCA of Van Wert County has been an integral part of the 
Van Wert community for over 109 years!  We are definitely more than just a "Gym and Swim".

Please feel free to read our community impact report to see what the YMCA of Van Wert County does in the Van Wert Community!

(Spring Hours will be Changing on April 3rd)


Monday - Friday: 5:15am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Begin Nov. 12)

Sunday: CLOSED


Lap Swim-
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30a - 7:30a

Monday - Friday: 10:30a - 12:30p


Family Swim-
Wednesday and Fridays: 6:00p - 7:00p
Open Swim-
Wednesday and Fridays: 7:00p - 8:00p




Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 10:30am


If you have any further questions, please call
the YMCA at 419-238-0443!


Is your child ready to be part of a team? At the YMCA, kids can improve their skills and make new friends while establishing heathy sportsmanship behavior on and off the field. From Basketball to Soccer,  the Y offers a variety of options following CDC safety guidelines. 


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Want to stay in the know about when group exercise is? There will be everything from Yoga, Enerchi, Boot Camp, Cycling and more! Click the link below to view our group exercise schedule.