The Chrysler Foundation and Kenosha Engine Plant Donate $100,000 to New YMCA Aquatics Center

Saturday, February 2, 2008 General News J E 4
KENOSHA, Wis., Feb. 1 The Chrysler Foundation and Kenosha(Wis.) Engine Plant today presented the Kenosha YMCA with a $100,000 donationfor its new Aquatics Center.

Chrysler's donation will help build the aquatic center, which will be anew addition to the YMCA. The center will have two pools: a six-lane swimmingpool and a warm water instructional pool. The YMCA will break ground for theaquatic center later this year.

"Kenosha Engine Plant and The Chrysler Foundation are pleased to assistthe YMCA in its mission to promote health, exercise and strong bodies bybuilding this new state-of-the-art aquatic center," said Kevin Sell, PlantManager - Kenosha Engine Plant. "At Chrysler, we have a passion for supportingthe communities where we live and work. The YMCA is the ideal organization forus to partner with as it encourages the community to live healthy livesthrough exercise."

The YMCA develops programs and services focused on the holisticdevelopment of children and youth, health and well-being for all and familystrengthening. The YMCA has been a part of the Kenosha community since 1930.

"Partnering with a local company such as Chrysler and the Kenosha EnginePlant makes sense," said Patrick P. Monaco, Kenosha YMCA President. "Together,we address exercise and health issues surrounding our communities and sharethe commitment to promoting healthy and active lifestyles."

The Chrysler Foundation and the Kenosha Engine Plant have supported theYMCA USA for more than 20 years. The Chrysler Foundation also has supportedlocal Kenosha charities in the community including the United Way of KenoshaCounty, Kenosha Symphony, Kenosha Achievement Center and Kenosha ChristmasCharities.

Kenosha Engine Plant (local UAW 72) manufactures 3.5-liter and 2.7-liter,V-6 engines for front- and rear-wheel-drive Chrysler and Dodge vehicles,including the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, Dodge Avenger,Chrysler Sebring Sedan and Convertible. The 1.9 million square foot plant has850 employees.


The Kenosha YMCA opened its doors 78 years ago. In 2003, the decision wasmade to re-affiliate with the YMCA of the USA, and also adopt the mission,core values and goals of the world wide organization. YMCA of the USA is thenational resource office for the nation's 2,663 YMCAs, which serve nearly 20.2million people each year, including 9.4 million children under the age of 18.YMCAs have proudly served America's communities for nearly 160 years bybuilding healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit tofind your local YMCA.

The Chrysler Foundation

Now in its 54th year, The Chrysler Foundation is the primary source ofcharitable grants made by Chrysler. Formerly known as the DaimlerChryslerCorporation Fund, the Foundation annually supports hundreds of charitableorganizations with an emphasis on community growth and enrichment, education,arts and culture, public policy, youth development and disaster reliefprograms throughout the United States and, increasingly, the world. TheFoundation's Good Neighbor, Good Citizen programs make a positive, lastinginvestment in local communities where our employees, customers and neighborslive. For more information, please visit



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