By Jacob Dimond / [email protected]
Members of the group gathered to have a good time the disclosing of Yelm’s new health pad throughout a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 28.
Yelm Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Line Roy and Cody Colt, the town’s public companies director, kicked the occasion off on the Yelm Community Center as they thanked the challenge sponsors and welcomed a number of “health ambassadors” for the brand new pad. They included Colt, Dustin Stephan, Erica Cecil and Dalton Sheehan.
A particular member of the Tacoma Rainiers was additionally in attendance as Rhubarb, the mascot for the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, greeted these in attendance at each the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the opening day of the Yelm Farmers Market.
The outside health pad at Yelm City Park contains a number of completely different free-weight stations individuals can make the most of for an array of workouts, together with squats, pull-ups and push-ups. The pad additionally includes a shock-absorbent flooring and plyometric bins for various workouts.
Line and the individuals concerned with the development of the pad and the opening ceremony inspired residents to get out and get lively by utilizing the brand new health pad.
The Yelm City Council budgeted $300,000 for the health pad. The pad itself value practically $120,000 and the town needed to pay roughly $70,000 out of pocket after sponsors coated round $50,000. The metropolis additionally acquired a $30,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign.
Yelm was designated an official health metropolis by the National Fitness Campaign for his or her efforts to deliver the health pad to fruition.