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Welcome to the Cannon YMCA

The Cannon Memorial YMCA includes 3 branches in Cabarrus County: West Cabarrus, Kannapolis, and Harrisburg. These YMCAs strengthen the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

West Cabarrus Branch
704-795-9622
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Kannapolis Branch
704-939-9622
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Harrisburg Branch
704-454-7800
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WHAT'S HAPPENING

YMCAs in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties will Join Together to Increase Community Impact

YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County will merge January 1, 2020.

[Concord, NC – October 4, 2019] – The boards of directors of the YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County have voted to merge effective January 1, 2020. The new Association will be called Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

The merger follows successful shared services between the organizations that have been ongoing since 2013. A task force of board members representing both Ys recommended the merger after months of positive dialogue and planning. Final details of the merger will be completed over the coming months. YMCA of Rowan County CEO Jamie Morgan becomes President and CEO of the new YMCA beginning in January 2020, which coincides with the retirement of Cannon Memorial YMCA CEO Ron Davis.

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Christmas Holiday Hours

On Tuesday, December 24 all Cannon YMCA branches will be closing early at 2:00pm to allow staff to spend time with their families and will be closed on Wednesday, Dec 25 in observance of Christmas.

The YMCA wishes all of our members and our community a Merry Christmas!

Holiday Hours of Operation Schedule
Dec 24 | Y closes at 2pm
Dec 25 | Closed
Dec 26 | Y opens at 8am
Dec 31 | Y closes at 6pm
Jan 1 | 10am-4pm

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Now Registering

See what programs and events are now registering at all three of our branches!

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Your New Harrisburg Y

The Harrisburg YMCA is partnering with the Town of Harrisburg to bring a new YMCA to Harrisburg Park.

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NOW REGISTERING

  • Dance Class

    Harrisburg Branch

    Session | Jan 7, 2020 - May 2, 2020
    Ballet/Tap/Jazz | Learn More

    Registration ends Jan 10, 2020

  • Dance Class - WC

    West Cabarrus Branch

    Session | Jan 11, 2020 - May 9, 2020
    Combo Ballet/Modern Jazz | Learn More

    Registration ends Jan 11, 2020

  • Swim Lessons

    Kannapolis Branch - Click here to register today!swim lesson

    Winter Lessons | Jan 6 - Feb 28
    Registration ends Dec 21
    Ages 12 and under

    Teen/Adult Lessons | Jan 6 - Feb 28
    Registration ends Dec 21
    Ages 13+

     

  • Tae Kwon Do

    West Cabarrus Branch

    Ages 5-16. Learn More

    Registration ends January 13

  • Swim Lessons

    West Cabarrus Branchswim lesson - Click here to register today!

    Winter Lessons | Jan 6 - Feb 28
    Registration ends Dec 21

    Teen/Adult Lessons | Jan 6 - Feb 28
    Registration ends Dec 21

YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County will merge January 1, 2020.

[Concord, NC – October 4, 2019] – The boards of directors of the YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County have voted to merge effective January 1, 2020. The new Association will be called Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

The merger follows successful shared services between the organizations that have been ongoing since 2013. A task force of board members representing both Ys recommended the merger after months of positive dialogue and planning. Final details of the merger will be completed over the coming months. YMCA of Rowan County CEO Jamie Morgan becomes President and CEO of the new YMCA beginning in January 2020, which coincides with the retirement of Cannon Memorial YMCA CEO Ron Davis.

“Blending the efforts of our YMCAs makes great sense,” says Davis. “We began working together six years ago to maximize our resources. Our teams are already working together and the direction of proven leader Jamie Morgan will ensure a smooth transition for members, participants and volunteers.” Leaders say the history, culture and values of the two Ys are perfectly matched and the relationship between staff and volunteers is positive and strong.
Collectively, the Ys will serve more than 53,000 adults and children and employ more than 670 staff with an annual operating budget of $12 million.

“This merger is the coming together of two equals. Combining these successful YMCAs in this growing region creates opportunities for us to deepen our impact and become better together as one,” says Shane Wolford, YMCA of Rowan County board chair.

“Together, we will be positioned  to make a huge difference in our Communites. We will be able to expand our base of volunteers, donors and partners to transform lives and impact youth.  The YMCA is more than just a place to work out.  At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility at the heart of everything we do,” says Rob Betler, Cannon Memorial YMCA board chair.

The two volunteer boards of directors will combine to provide oversight to the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA. The new Y will serve the area with six branch locations:

  • J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA, China Grove
  • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, Salisbury
  • Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, Rockwell
  • Cannon YMCA – West Cabarrus, Concord
  • Cannon YMCA – Harrisburg
  • Cannon YMCA - Kannapolis

“We are excited about expanding our footprint,” says Morgan. “But we remain committed to responding to the specific needs and honor the special qualities of each unique community within our reach and to elevate our Christian mission.”

Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA Merger Communication FAQs

Why are Cannon Memorial YMCA and YMCA of Rowan County merging?
The needs in our communities have never been greater. With focus and  sensitivity to the adults and children we serve, the time is right to combine resources to advance our Christian mission, enhance the services we provide and increase our community impact. The two YMCAs have successfully shared staff and other resources since 2013. Cost savings associated with the merger will be significant, allowing us to make improvements and grow programs that give greater benefits to our community. Additionally, our Ys share common values and are equally committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

When will the merger be effective?
The merger is effective on January 1, 2020, but volunteers and staff teams are already working together to ensure a smooth transition for our staff, members and participants.

What will you be called?
On January 1, 2020, our two associations will be one organization named Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

Who will be in charge?
By joining together, we will see economies in our operations. The two separate volunteer boards of directors will combine and provide oversight to the new YMCA. Rob Betler (Cabarrus) will serve as board chair of the new association in 2020 and Shane Wolford (Rowan) will assume the board chair role in 2021.

Day-to-day operations will be directed by current YMCA of Rowan County CEO Jamie Morgan, who becomes President and CEO of the new YMCA on January 1, 2020. This coincides with the May 2020 retirement of Cannon Memorial YMCA CEO Ron Davis.

How will this affect current Y members and participants?
For the majority of members and participants, this will have no effect whatsoever. Many of the current participants understand that we are part of a single nationwide movement called the Y.

Will any staff lose their jobs?
We expect few changes in staff. As we do each year, our staff structure will be evaluated to ensure the highest quality, experience and safety in programs. As a larger YMCA, we can attract and retain great staff who develop and share best practices that will improve programs and services.

Is this happening because one or both of the Ys have financial or other problems?
No. Both associations are financially healthy and delivering effective and powerful impact in the communities they serve.

Will my membership category or rates change?
We are constantly reviewing our rates and categories to make sure we are providing the best membership options and access. We will make no changes in the first year. It is too early to speculate what changes may be made in the future.

What does this mean for my donations/contributions?
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, both Ys are vital in transforming local lives in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are committed to continuing to operate in a fiscally responsible manner and being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us.

While we believe that gifts with no restrictions are the most beneficial, we welcome donors to instruct us regarding how their donation should be used. Donations can still be designated to a Y branch or program. Endowment funds already given for a specific Y or county will not be co-mingled or redirected.

Will you still be using local vendors? Could local vendors lose the Y’s business?
Many of our vendors are members, neighbors and volunteers. We will continue to use local vendors, while at the same time being good stewards of our financial resources.

atrium health
The YMCA and Atrium Health have a unique partnership that makes health professionals available in both the West Cabarrus & Kannapolis YMCAs. Our Wellness Centers offer a variety of programs and services that range from preventative care, health assessments, education and health coaching.

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YMCAs in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties will Join Together

The boards of directors of the YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County have voted to merge effective January 1, 2020. The new Association will be called Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

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