Groundbreaking Held for YMCA Wing Dedicated to CBC Retiree

Groundbreaking Held for YMCA Wing Dedicated to CBC Retiree

JD Lewis
CBC Retiree & local legend JD Lewis attended a groundbreaking at the YMCA.

Upon his retirement from Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1997, then Director of Minority Affairs, J.D. Lewis learned that both CBC and the A.J. Fletcher Foundation had made a large donation to the Garner Road YMCA in his honor. The YMCA then decided to name the new wing to be built by the contribution for Lewis.

The groundbreaking for the new facility took place on Friday, December 13, 2002, at 10:00am at the Garner Road YMCA. Lewis attended along with his daughter, son and son-in-law. CBC retiree Ben Waters, AJFF Executive Director Tom McGuire and CBC Vice President of Community Affairs Paul Pope were in attendance.

Lewis served the board of the Garner YMCA very actively for many years. The new wing bearing his name will have a basketball courts for youth league basketball.

Ben Waters, Paul Pope & Tom McGuire
Corp’s Ben Waters (l to r), Paul Pope & AJFF’s Tom McGuire participated in the event.
groundbreaking
The YMCA broke ground for a new wing to its Garner Road location. The wing will be named in honor of JD Lewis.
Paul Pope
CBC’s Paul Pope had a few words of praise for Lewis.

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