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Event

Laps for Charity May 20th

May 20, 2021
May, 19 2021

Description

Laps for Charity is a simple, in-pool fundraiser where the kids earn money by swimming lengths of the pool during a fun, team building event. A large portion of donations collected help make a few kids wishes come true at Make-a-Wish foundation.  In 2019 we sponsored two wish kids and were able to make their wish come true(Please see attached pictures).  This year our wish kids are Emma a 3-year old from Glendale living with respiratory failure.  She enjoys running around, going on the slide at the water park, playing puzzle games and watching Disney's "Coco." She wishes to go to Walt Disney World.  Our second wish kid is Austin an 18-yr old from Menomone Falls who's living with actue lymphoblastic leukemia.  He loves basketball and his favorite player is Anthony Davis.  He wishes to go to Hawaii. 

Shareable Link to send out for potential donations:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZRXYA6MRVCA6E

Swimmers ask family members, friends, neighbors, or businesses to make a flat donation of support.  In the past we also did a per length pledge but due to capacity/covid restrictions we aren't sure if we can have counters in the pool.  Donations are tax deductible(see attached forms). Each group has a different amount of maximum lengths they can swim during their designated time. Each swimmer can set a goal for how many lengths they would like to accomplish.  There will be counting sheets available at the event for parents to use to count swimmer’s lengths for them. Swimmers are not allowed to use fins, but may use kickboards to kick if desired.  

When:  Thursday May 20th. Seniors and SA/GA swim 3:45-5:45pm (max 2 hours). All other groups swim 6:15-7:45 pm (max 1.5 hours). Arrive by 5:30pm to check in for the pie-in-the-face event which will be 5:45-6:15pm outside. Back by popular demand, swimmers will get a chance to smash a pie in the coach’s face -see incentives and pictures below.  Location Germantown High School Pool

Why: Rocket Aquatics is once again donating majority of proceeds to Make-A-Wish! Two years ago, we sponsored Ashley an 11yr old from Muskego who is living with lymphoma.  Her wish was granted and she went on a Disney Cruise and swim with the dolphins!!! There will be food, prizes and music during and after the swim.  Please see attached documents for more details, also attached are sponsor forms and donation receipts

Incentives: Coaches are running weekly incentives (game time at practice) for most kids signed up per group and most donations per group!

Free raffles at the event- lots of good giveaways, lots of treats and music during the event!

Prizes:  $100 raised = swim-cap, $250 raised = t-shirt. 

Every $150 raised will earn one throw of a pie at a coach of swimmer’s choice.

Minimum pledge to participate =$25

(Prizes will be awarded per swimmer, not total family amount)

 

Groups

2019 Max Lengths

PS/GS

260 (6,500 yards)

SS

260 (6,500)

BS

240 (6,000)

GA

200(5,000)

SA

180 (4,500)

BA

140 (3,500)

GN

100 (2,500)

SN

80 (2,000)

Forms/Documents:

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