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Welcome Philip Belfield and Brett Crosby!

Philip Belfield is the new executive director of the Kannapolis Branch and Brett Crosby is the new executive director of the Harrisburg Branch.

“I enthusiastically support the new management structure as a direct answer to the Cannon Y’s strategic goals,” said Donor Development Committee Chairman of the Board Bill Hubbard. “Our commitment is to make the Y a welcoming place, where the Cabarrus Community can enjoy a quality, well kept environment while receiving service from ‘world-class’ staff.”

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Shane’s Rib Shack Partners with Cannon YMCA

The newest location of Shane’s Rib Shack (Concord), partners with the Cannon YMCA to support healthy lifestyle habits of kids and teens in Cabarrus County.

shane rib1[Concord, NC], (February 10, 2017) – Shane’s Rib Shack, famously known for their fast and casual BBQ, values the importance of giving back to the community. That is why they have decided to become All-Star Sponsors of Spring and Fall Youth Sports at the West Cabarrus YMCA in 2017.

While a BBQ restaurant and a sports program may not naturally go hand-in-hand, Shane’s Rib Shack of Concord wants to help the YMCA promote balanced, healthy lifestyle choices. The Christian mission of the YMCA and the breadth of programs it offers to the community is what appealed most to Shane’s Rib Shack when they began selecting local nonprofits to partner with. “Seeing the YMCA’s impact on Cabarrus County made it an easy cause to get behind. We look forward to partnering with the Y to keep our newest community healthy,” said Michael Bridgers, Regional Sales Director at Shane’s Rib Shack of Concord.

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The Cannon YMCA Unveils New Leadership Plan

The Cannon YMCA welcomes three executive team members while enhancing its operational focus.

[Concord, NC], (January 27, 2017) – Recently, the Cannon YMCA introduced a few new faces, while realigning two very familiar faces into new roles.

Effective October 1, 2016, Brent Rockett, formerly the Executive Director of the West Cabarrus Branch at Afton Village, assumed the association-wide role of Senior Director of Operations for the Cannon Memorial YMCA. Florida executive Yolanda Pitchford replaced Rockett as Executive Director of the West Cabarrus Branch. Sarah McLellan moved from the University of Connecticut Foundation to join the team as Director of Development and Community Engagement, an association-wide assignment.


Rockett, Pitchford, McLellan, Crosby and Belfield, respectively.

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