Strivers Bring Home State Titles

The Door County Strivers gymnastics team competed with 11 other teams at the YMCA State Gymnastics Championships over the weekend in Marinette, & won five individual state titles, one team title, and one second place team finish. The Excel Silver team took first place in team competition scoring 110.50 points. Lauren Gaida earned 1st place finishes in floor exercise(9.75) & all around(37.80) for the 12 … Continue reading

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Door County YMCA Receives $1 Million Gift

Last week, we reported on the Door County YMCA’s expressed need to expand their Sturgeon Bay facilities with a new re-imagined Wellness Center. Wednesday the Door County YMCA has announced receiving a most generous gift of $1 million from the Glen and Barb Timmerman family. The Timmermans are seasonal residents of Door County and have built up a history with the organization . Mr. Timmerman … Continue reading

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Door County YMCA Announces New CEO

The Door County YMCA Board of Directors have just appointed a new CEO for the organization to replace the current, yet soon-to-retire, CEO Tom Beerntsen. On January 4th, Heidi Erickson will become the 5th CEO in the 34-year history of the Door County YMCA. Erickson was a Northern Door YMCA executive from 2016 through 2019 when she moved to Green Bay to join the YMCA … Continue reading

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Tom Beerntsen, DC YMCA CEO, Announces Upcoming Retirement

The Door County YMCA’s CEO, Tom Beerntsen, has announced his intention to retire this upcoming March 31st. Beerntsen has served in this position for the last 6+ years and has a lifetime of work history in the YMCA organization. He also owned an operated a family-owned confectionery business in Manitowoc from 1983 to 2003, a business his family has operated since 1932. Prior to working … Continue reading

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