February 16, 2014
SWAMI featured on Zions Direct TV - "Speaking on Business"
ROSE PARK / February 16, 2014 - Last spring, Race Swami was featured on the KSL program, "Speaking on Business" sponsored by Zions Bank and hosted by Chris Redgrave. In February 2014 Zions produced a video version based on that program.
The video link of this program is http://youtu.be/8bLxiNiCcZM
Team president Leslie Motley noted how the presentation produced by Zions has been a great selling tool for raising awareness of Swami's efforts in the west side communities of Salt Lake City. "It's given us some great reception," Motley said. "In fact, many of our donors or prospective donors have seen this program and noted what a great program this is, serving youth in need."
Race Swami is a non profit, USA Swimming sanctioned organization serving mostly west side youth, many of whom receive free or reduced lunch and cannot otherwise pay regular membership dues required to compete at this level. Most of the money Race Swami raises go towards supporting its swimmers.
"We are trying to make a difference in this community," Motley notes. "All kids, regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic makeup, should have the opportunity to engage in youth sports - swimming included! The fact of the matter is, it provides our kids some valuable tools such as discipline, organization skills, health benefits, teamwork and of course, character building."
Motley mentioned too, that though the video and radio sports produced by Zions Bank are great, they only cover a taste of the team's tireless crew. "Mary Chris Finnigan, who co-founded this club and helped design the mission, was instrumental in launching this amazing program and continues to give countless volunteers hours. And there are so many others who have helped us get to where we are. It takes a village, as they say, and we have quite a wonderful one here - and wer'd like to thank them all!"