Names of York: Bob Hoffman

namesofyorklogo.jpgMore in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover Township

Who was it named after? Bob Hoffman founded York Barbell in 1932 and became known in many circles as the “father of world weightlifting,” thanks to his books and courses on exercise and weight training, as well as his development of nutritional supplements and, of course, the famous barbells.

Interesting fact: Hoffman’s company, York Barbell, was voted by this blog’s readers as the best Y of York County. And you might remember Hoffman’s name coming up when we discussed the naming of Nixon Park; Hoffman had donated the land to the county!

Source: yorkbarbell.com; York Town Square blog

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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