Banta is New Director of Pulaski County YMCA

There’s a new face at the Pulaski County YMCA: Mike Banta has assumed the role of center director. Banta says he was drawn to Pulaski County because it was close to his home outside of Fort Wayne, and he’s excited to have the opportunity to help people and work with the kids.

Banta says he practically grew up in a Y and had a lot of support from staff and volunteers, so he wants to give that experience back to the community. The YMCA was helpful to him, and he says he wants to be able to make the same difference in Pulaski County.

No big changes are in the works, according to Banta, but he’s looking forward to establishing himself in the community and making everyone in the area aware of what the center is trying to do, and make a difference and have a positive impact on the community.

And with the YMCA’s soccer program starting on April 28, Banta has his hands full. Registrations are now open for program, and will be accepted until April 8. The program, which lasts six weeks, carries a $25 cost for YMCA members and a $35 cost for non-members. Anyone interested can fill out a registration form at the YMCA or call in.