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Lap A Thon July 10

Hello Stingray families! During our Wednesday, July 10th practice we will be having our annual  Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser!

This year, our donations for Lap A Thon will go directly towards an end of year gift for our volunteer coaches. The more money we raise, the more money will be passed on to all of our volunteer coaches!

When & Where:
Please be dressed and on the pool deck ready for the group stretch at your normal practice time on Wednesday, July 10th at the Northwood Courtside pool for our annual Lap-A-Thon! This is our practice for Wednesday, so make sure your swimmer participates, even if you don't have any sponsors yet!

Who:
We need all Courtside Stingray swimmers to participate.  Start getting pledges right away!  We have included a sample letter below that can be tailored to your liking and emailed to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers so donations can come from other sources.  We need everyone to participate!  Each swimmer should have a goal to raise at least $50.

What:
This is a fun event for everyone, and an extremely important fundraiser & Ice cream Social for our great Stingray swim team.  Swimmers will swim as many laps as they can during their regular practice time. Ice cream will be served for each age group after their swim.

Why:
Whether we are replacing or improving team equipment or supporting our fantastic coaches, running a swim team is expensive.  From canopies, ready benches and lane lines all the way down to those coveted ribbons your swimmers get after every meet, it all adds up.

The Courtside Stingray board has always done their very best to keep registration fees as low as possible to allow as many kids as possible to enjoy the great sport of swimming.  With lower registration fees we rely heavily on fundraisers to make up the difference.

Details:
If you have all your donations, you may bring them on or before the day of the Lap-A-Thon. Please collect pledge money and turn in by July 9th. Christine Tully will be handing out the envelopes today and tomorrow at practice.

All checks should be made payable to: “COURTSIDE STINGRAYS” or "IRVINE SWIM LEAGUE".

Swim FAST Stingrays!


 

Sample FundRaising Email:
Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors and Co-workers,

As most of you know, I swim for the Courtside Stingrays in the Irvine Swim League.  My team and I could really use your help.  We are holding a Lap-A-Thon on July 10th to raise much needed funds to support the Stingray Swim Team.  I will be swimming as many laps as I can, and have a goal to break my record from last year all while raising at least $100 for my team.  Knowing I have your support, I am sure I can reach both of my goals.

The Courtside Stingrays swim team is one of the highlights of my summer. I get to have fun with my friends all while staying in shape, learning to set goals and improving each and every day as a swimmer.  We have a terrific coaching staff that keeps swimming fun while helping me to improve in all my strokes. Swimming is great because it allows me to be a part of a team and to compete individually. Plus it is great fun. If you would like to see how much fun it is to swim for the Courtside Stingrays feel free to check out our website.

http://www.courtsidestingrays.com

Your donations to my team go a long way toward making it possible to have this great team, so your help in any amount would be greatly appreciated.  Checks should be made payable to the “Courtside Swim Team or Irvine Swim League”, and, of course, cash donations are also welcomed.

Thank you so much for supporting me and my team!
[Your swimmer’s name]