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Co-ops contribute to YMCA

PTCI and TCEC jointly donate $5,000 to YMCA

“We build people.”

The spirit of hope and community captured by the slogan is strong at the Texas County Family YMCA. The nonprofit is more than just a gym. It is a community with something for everyone in your family. That’s why two local cooperatives, PTCI and TCEC, come together annually to donate $5,000 to the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

Cooperatives were founded many years ago on seven principles. This joint donation demonstrates two of the principles: Principle Six, “Cooperation Among Cooperatives” and Principle Seven, “Concern for Community.”

Donations fund the YMCA’s scholarship program, which helps low-income families with membership and program fees. The campaign also helps to keep programs affordable for all members, provides upkeep for the facility and helps with the overall sustainability of the YMCA.

“People may not believe it, but their change can make a change,” said YMCA CEO Tiana McCowan. “This means your gift can make a difference no matter how large or small. The Texas County Y can help youth achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community. There are lots of great YMCA stories to be heard and a lot more that can be created with support from companies like PTCI, TCEC, and awesome community supporters. Thank you for your support!"

To learn more about the YMCA or contribute to the campaign, go to or call 580.468.9622. Donations are also accepted at the YMCA, 1602 N. Oklahoma, Guymon.

Published January 10, 2018

Photo Cutline: Cooperation Among Cooperatives. PTCI and TCEC donate $5,000 to local YMCA. From left: Connie Hawkins, PTCI; Tiana McCowan, YMCA; and JuliAnn Graham, TCEC.
















Headquartered in Hooker, Oklahoma, Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to improving the quality of life for its members and communities by delivering safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The cooperative serves about 23,000 meters in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the northern border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Panhandle Telecommunication Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma and provides high quality Home, Business and Cellular Telephone service, High Speed Internet service and Digital Television service to customers in the Oklahoma Panhandle area. For more information, visit

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