Phillips 66 Awards $115,000 to Odessa Family YMCA, Odessa College and Midland YMCA for Water Safety Programs


Odessa, Texas/June 9, 2024-Phillips 66 recently provided funds totaling $115,000 to the Odessa Family YMCA, Odessa College and the Midland Family for free swim lessons and water safety programs. Phillips 66 supports programs in the communities that they work and live in. 

(Eric Edens, Area Operations Manager/Triad Assests-Phillips 66/Permian Basin/Texas) 

The Midland YMCA received $40,000 from the Pillips 66 $115,000 grant which will be used to springboard their Safety Around Water program, that is made available to all families of all ages. This program teaches families how to be safe around any body of water. 

(Devon Copeland, Aquatics Director/Lifeguard Trainer-American Red Cross-Midland YMCA/Midland, Texas) 

Odessa College received $25,000 from the $115,000 Phillips 66 grant to help with programs that would be difficult for the college to acquire funding for. The funding will allow free swim safety lessons for the community regardless of economic status. 

(Adam Lucio, Sports Center Coordinator-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA was awarded $50,000 that will go towards the new pool Phillips 66 program that will include: safety around water presentation and training. The program is planned to begin in Fall. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA is offering free swim lessons vouchers. Individuals must attend the hour and a half Safety Around Water class to be eligible for the swim lesson voucher. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

Visit the Odessa Family YMCA at or on Facebook for more information on the Safety Around Water program and the swim lesson vouchers. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.  




Author: Danny Barrera

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