14th Annual Ted Mullin "Leave it
in the Pool"
Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research
Friday, December 13, 2019 -
FFSC Hour of
Power Flyer & Candle Dedication/Donation
To make a donation and/or dedicate
candles, please fill out page 2 of this form
and bring it to practice by Thursday, December
12 (we will accept donations through the night of
the event, but we would like all candle dedications
submitted in advance).
Your swimmers will also receive a
hard copy of this sheet at practice.
Register your swimmers for the Hour of
(click Edit Commitment or
Attend/Decline like you would for a regular meet)
Please register by Dec. 11. You can still come if you forget to
sign up, but we need an accurate head count to order
about Ted and the history of the Hour of
In September 2006, at the age of
22, Illinois native and Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin
(pictured above with his siblings) passed away from sarcoma, a rare
form of cancer. Two months later, his teammates began an event that
is now an annual tradition for many teams around the
country—the Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool”
Hour of Power, which benefits the Ted Mullin Fund for sarcoma
research at the University of Chicago, where he received treatment.
The Hour of Power is based on one of Ted’s favorite
sets—one hour of continuous sprint relays.
This will be FFSC's seventh year
participating in this special event. Our first 6 Hour of Power
relays were extremely successful, with over 80 swimmers participating each
year, and some coaches, too! Thanks to the generous contributions
of FFSC families, we have raised over $8,500 for the Ted Mullin
Please do not feel as though you
need to make a donation in order to swim. This is a great event
every year, and we want as many swimmers as possible to be a part
Your Hour of Power participation
and donations are greatly appreciated, and they do not go
unnoticed. The simple act of participating in the event and
donating whatever you are able is extraordinarily meaningful in the
swimming community's efforts to honor Ted and all of our loved ones
who have suffered from cancer. Our team is just 1 of nearly 200
participating teams, but the outstanding support from all of you
has made a personal impact on Ted's family. His parents came to IWU
in 2016 to see our Hour of Power in person and speak to the
swimmers before the relay started, and they were touched by both
the swimmers' enthusiasm for the event and the financial impact
made by all of the donations.
THANK YOU to all families who have joined
us in the past for this special evening.
We hope to see all team members at the pool on December