There's a storm of stupid brewing here in the southern part of heaven, with our local YMCA selling out longtime supporters and donors in a misguided plan to duplicate services available in many other venues in Orange County.
At issue is a decision by the YMCA management and board to shutter the only two racquetball courts available to the Chapel Hill citizen in favor of expanding the number of weight machines in their fitness center. It's a boneheaded move and it's pissing off scores of people, myself included, who have contributed thousands of dollars in fees and gifts over several decades.
If the Y wants to offer more weight machines, why not close their swimming pool and expand into that generous space? There are already three other public pools available, does Chapel Hill really need a fourth?
It's hard to understand how a community-based organization could stumble so badly in managing the relationships with people who helped create it in the first place.
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