PHOTOS: Inflatable pool covering vandalized at YMCA of Greenville facility Saturday night

The non-profit is asking for community members to report any information
Vandals caused significant damage after breaking into an Upstate YMCA pool. The YMCA is asking the community for help with the repairs.
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:13 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 5:51 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The YMCA of Greenville is asking for the community to help find the person responsible for destroying their pool covering at one of their facilities.

According to a spokesperson for the non-profit, on Saturday night someone broke into the Caine Halter Family YMCA’s outdoor pool area and damaged the inflatable covering that encloses the pool during the winter months.

“I think the biggest question is, in our minds is you know, the YMCA is here to help everyone.... And we just don’t understand why someone would do this when we help so many people in the community,” said Scot Baddley, CEO Of YMCA Greenville. “This is well over a half million dollars worth of a pool dome. And so the implications here are severe, and we really have few options at this moment to correct this.”

They said the YMCA is currently raising $2 million to build a permanent structure for the outside pool, but now they need immediate funds after the inflatable covering was destroyed.

The non-profit is also asking the community if they saw or heard anything about who is responsible for the destruction to contact Greenville City Police and the YMCA.

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