SARASOTA - Friday morning, it was announced that members of the board had reached an agreement to allow the Save Our Y committee to take over operations of the Frank Berlin and Evalyn Sadlier Jones gymnasiums beginning this Monday, Sept 16th.

The Ys will close at 5 p.m. Friday for the weekend, but will open up under the new owners Monday morning at 9 a.m. because logistics of the agreement have to be worked out. There will be celebrations at both branches at 4 p.m. Friday. The public is welcome to attend.

In the meantime, Save Our Y launched a 36–hour Pledge–A-Thon as the group is still works to reach one million dollars before 5 p.m. tonight, and 2.5 million by next June. To make a pledge, click here.