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Scholarship Fund Raising

Dear SCSC Masters Swimmers:

Last June of 2017, our Group of Masters Swimmers showed it's appreciation for "Youth Swimming" by awarding 3 small scholarships to three of our deserving High School Seniors that went off to swim in college this last fall.  

Each Scholarship was for $750.00.  The High School Seniors were very grateful and really appreciated being the first ever chosen for the award.   Additionally, a well known USA Swimming Associate said these words about the Masters Scholarship Program, "Never in their 30 years with the sport had they seen such a show of appreciation from a Masters Group".   

What we accomplished was not overlooked by the club nor the youth swimmers.   

We were able to raise funds for the scholarship through holding the 100 x 100 Events, training sessions swims, and general donations.  I mention this as well, as it is a great source of revenue; we had one very generous donation from an individual swimmer who used her company's matching charity program. That rather large donation  "set the tone"  and allowed us as a Group to hand out 3 scholarships last year.

The program was well supported by us as a group, but, I had to learn a few things about the process. I realized that one scholarship award would be better long term for the program.  Thus, this year we will continue to award a scholarship.  The award will be for $1000; and has an application process. A Board was created to handle the processing of the applications.  

All additional funds collected will be used towards the creation of a fund large enough to sustain the yearly award by itself. Funds like that need about $25,000. As of today, I am no where near that goal.  But, in the mean time, we as a group have enough to award the 2018 Scholarship.   

This is a Private Fund and all funds collected go directly to the scholarship fund.  If you'd like to donate towards next years (2019) scholarship funds, we do have a 'GoFundMe' Web Site to donate any time throughout the year and for years to follow.   Again, the idea is to get enough funds (one day) so that the fund generates the yearly $1000 scholarship by itself.   

If you are interested in helping, and supporting the sport of swimming, and academics, please consider making a small donation today. 

PLEASE DONATE TODAY FOR NEXT YEARS FUND. SMALL DONATIONS GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS COMPLETING OUR GOAL. THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT.

As an alternative to the GoFundMe Web site, You can drop off your donations at the Front Desk of the rotunda.  Tell them it is for the Masters Scholarship Program.  

https://www.gofundme.com/scsc-masters-scholarship-for-youth

Thanks for your help.

Coach Gary Mitchell

c/o Santa Clara Swim Club

2625 Patricia Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95051

 

100% of proceeds goes towards the Scholarship(s).

Best Regards, SCSC Masters Program

2018 Scholarship Tracking

Carry Over                                                                              $156.00

October 50 x 50 Prep Swim and Fund Raiser                         $170.00

December 31, 2017 10K Swim and Fund Raiser                    $290.00

Other : Individual Donatons:                                                     300.00  (to date)

Go Fund Me Recent Donations                                                113.00  (to date)

Coach Gary                                                                              100.00

Swimmer Donation with matching Fund                                  200.00

Current Balance                                                                          1300.00

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Please Help, every dime counts to a larger goal.  Thank you very much.

 

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Summary of 2017 Scholarship Funding * (we have since collected funds for 2018 - not posted)

  Funds to date:  $2406  (outpaid 3 x 750 = 2250) Balance 156.00


1/1/2017   $300 Donations from 100 x 100 Challenge Swim

2/3/2017   $400 Member Donation with Matching from her Company

4/1/2017   $100 Member Donation 

5/10/2017  $1401 Open --> GOFUNDME Account ... (withdrawn to date: ($1276.00)

5/15/2017   Handed in donations Cash  $80.00

5/17/2017   SCSC Club Donation - John Bitter  $250

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