New Cheyenne Family YMCA CEO Patty Walters says one of her goals is to implement upgrades and repairs at the facility which may have fallen behind due to a lack of money.

Walters says the tough economic times in recent years have curtailed some of the projects, but she is hoping to raise enough money during the Y's annual support campaign, which is going on now, to catch up on some of the work that needs to be done. Walters says the other purpose behind the campaign is to make up for the fact the organization tries to make sure no one is ever prevented from using their facility because of an inability to pay .

Walters says people often assume their membership fees raise enough money for the Y to cover all of it's operating expenses, but she says that is in fact not the case. She also says the Y is a non-profit organization.