April 8, 2019
Our 2019 Swim-a-Thon campaign is up and running with an attainable goal of $15,000 and GREAT incentives! So start collecting those pledges now! Do not wait! This year's Swim-a-Thon will be taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 9 am at our Pier Point pool!
This year, our Swim-a-thon will be supporting two wonderful causes. The proceeds from the Swim-a-Thon provide much-needed funds for our team as well as supporting the USA Swimming Foundation and Swim Across America. Below is a brief description of these wonderful causes.
The USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions - in the pool and in life. Whether they're equipping kids across the country with the lifesaving skill of learn-to-swim through their Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.
Swim Across America is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention, and treatment. A portion of the money raised will go towards funding pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital right here in Colorado.
We can't wait for our athletes and families to get involved this year and make it our best year yet. Each of the athletes will commit to either 2 hours of swimming or 200 lengths of the pool. We will also have the opportunity for some fun individual and group prizes. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are excited to not only see our athletes excel in the pool but watching them all come together as a team to give back to two very important organizations is very special.
Any swimmer who participates and pledges a minimum of $25 will receive a MACS Logo Car Cling to display on the inside of your car window!
The very first swimmer in each group to raise $100 in pledges will receive aMACS Cap with their last name on it. So eight swimmers will have a chance to get the cap at $100 in donations instead of the $250 amount.
All swimmers who bring in more than $250 in pledges by the end of the event will receive a MACS swim cap with their last name on it.
NEW this year.......We will be having weekly prize winners for most pledges. There will be two tiers of prizes each week. Some examples of the prizes to pick from are as follows:
4/15/19: The person with the most dollars raised by 10pm will pick a prize from Premium Prize Bucket. The swimmers in 2nd and 3rd place with most dollars raised will pick from the Standard Prize Bucket.
4/22/19: The person with the most dollars raised by 10pm will pick a prize from Premium Prize Bucket. The swimmers in 2nd and 3rd place with most dollars raised will pick from the Standard Prize Bucket.
4/29/19: The person with the most dollars raised by 10pm will pick a prize from Premium Prize Bucket. The swimmers in 2nd and 3rd place with most dollars raised will pick from the Standard Prize Bucket.
5/6/19: The person with the most dollars raised by 10pm will pick a prize from Premium Prize Bucket. The swimmers in 2nd and 3rd place with most dollars raised will pick from the Standard Prize Bucket.
NOTE: You may only win a prize out of the premium bucket 1x during the campaign. If you are the top earner for the week and you do not want anything out of the premium bucket or you have already won a premium prize, you may pick two prizes from the standard bucket.
Examples of Prizes in Premium Bucket: 1 Parkas Size M and one Parka in any size designated by the winner. Both Parka’s will be embroidered with swimmer’s name and MACS Logo, Arena Swim Bag that will be embroidered with swimmer’s name and MACS Logo, $100 VISA gift card.
Examples of Prizes in the Standard Bucket: Towels, Jammers, goggles, various $25 gift cards, Arena Mesh Equipment bags, and more
*****GRAND PRIZE WINNER*****
The Swimmer/family at the end of the campaign with themost overall pledges in dollar amount will receive a weekend getaway trip to a 3 day/2night stay at a CONDO in BRECKENRIDGE! Blackout dates and some other restrictions may apply.
The group that has the most money raised by April 24, 2019, will win an ice cream party.
The group that receives the highest pledges in dollar amount by May 11, 2019, will win a Pizza Party!
Our goal is to raise $15,000. This year we will use a portion of the funds raised to provide a New Starter Box, Speaker and microphone. To reach our goal, it is so important to achieve 100% participation from our families. Any amount helps, but if every swimmer averages $125 we will exceed our goal!!!! I know we can do it! Let's have some fun!!!!
Be on the lookout for a follow-up email on how to set up your own personal fundraising page to send to your out of town family and friends!!!!