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YMCA donates bikes to FHS

Davis Family YMCA at Jefferson Park has donated eight spin bikes to Farragut High School’s athletics department.

“We donated them to one of the coaches over there, and they’re using them for training the various sports teams, using them for the football players, using them for the baseball players [and] using them with some of the classes, the P.E. classes,” Davis Family YMCA Director Vickey Beard said.

The bikes were spin bikes used at the former Farragut YMCA, Beard said.

“We replaced them when we came over to Davis, so we donated them as opposed to selling them, because [Wellness Director] Karen Tindal had been made aware of the fact the school needed some equipment like that.

“They were still great bikes,” she added.

Farragut High School boys’ varsity basketball head coach and P.E. teacher Donald Dodgen said the bikes came along at just the right time.

“It was a great asset to us. It sure helped us immensely,” he said.

“It really helped us, because we were in the process of looking for some. We were going to have to purchase some for our departments.

“And you know how things happen, it just fell in at the right time,” he added.

According to Dodgen, FHS is using the bikes in its weightlifting and wellness classes.

“It was a great donation for us, and we sure appreciate it,” Dodgen said.

Beard said she was pleased the bikes were still being used.

“They’re used by a variety of groups and classes over there, which makes us feel really good,” Beard said.

Farragut YMCA’s previous location, at the corner of Lovell Road and Kingston Pike, closed in mid-December. The Y moved to Jefferson Park off Northshore Drive in early January, on land donated by Jefferson Park developer Scott Davis.

The Davis Family YMCA is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and from 1 to 6 p.m., Sundays.

For more information, call the Davis Family YMCA at 865-777-9622 or visit


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