To the Editor: Dear Members, Neighbors, and Friends

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Last week a YMCA member was verbally assaulted with racial epithets by another member on Claudius Crozet Park property. The YMCA and the Park Board are actively investigating the incident. Clearly, behavior like this will not be tolerated. The consequences of such behavior may result in revoking YMCA membership and banning from Park premises.

The YMCA and the Crozet Park Board of Directors are united in re-affirming the core values that both organizations share:

• Caring: to show a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being.

• Honesty: to be truthful in what you say and do.

• Respect: to follow the golden rule.

• Responsibility: to do what is right, be accountable for your promises and actions.

Enjoying Claudius Crozet Park is a privilege, not a right. The Park is more than green and open space, ball fields and fitness facilities. When we weave these values into our day-to-day interactions at the Park, it builds a sense of belonging, family and community. Let’s all work to make sure our Park is exactly what it is meant to be: a fun, safe and respectful environment for all who visit.

Kim Guenther, President
Board of Directors
Claudius Crozet Park

Jessica Maslaney,
Chief Executive Officer
Piedmont Family YMCA

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