Gator-a-Thon going on now!

ECA is pleased to announce that we are holding a Swim-a-Thon fundraiser this year.  Each swimmer is tasked with raising money by getting sponsors for doing laps.  Swimmers can accept lump sum donations or per lap completed donations.  Each site will hold their event over the weekend of November 1-3.  We will need parents to count laps for their swimmers, especially those who are getting sponsored per lap.  We ask each swimmer to raise $100. 

ECA will offer the following awards for the top 5 highest amounts raised over all sites:

1st           $100 Visa gift card and 1 volunteer credit
2nd          $75 Visa gift card and 1 volunteer credit
3rd           $50 Visa gift card and 1 volunteer credit
4th           ECA Hoodie
5th           ECA T-shirt

In addition, US Swimming offers the following awards for top performers:

$1200 plus – Swim-a-Thon Inflatable Couch
$800-$1199.99 – Swim-a-Thon Hooded T-shirt
$600-$799.99 – Swim-a-Thon Polar Water Bottle
$400-$599.99 – Swim-a-Thon Red and Black Sunglasses

ECA Top Donor Incentives - Individual donors will be recognized in a heat sheet advertisement at all home swim meets at the following levels:

Platinum Donor - $1000 plus
Gold Donor - $750-$999.99
Silver Donor - $500-$649.99
Bronze Donor – $250-$499.99

The success of this fundraiser is vitally important to the team.  It is no secret that our numbers are down at most sites and practice groups.  In order to keep our fees as low as possible, it is necessary to offset the missed revenue through fundraising. We need your help!

US Swimming is sending us packets that can help in soliciting donations.  We hope to have those out to the swimmers real soon.  You also have access to the fundraiser on our website using the link on the home page.  You can share an email describing our fundraising efforts with your friends and family.  They will have the ability to donate directly through the website. 

5% of the proceeds raised from our Swim-a-Thon goes back to the USA Swimming Foundation to support learn-to- swim programs and to provide financial support to our U.S. National Team athletes and coaches. By donating to our Swim-a-Thon fundraiser, you are not only providing funds to build a stronger team at home, you are helping to give kids across the country the same great experience in the pool.

Dates and times for the event are being finalized.  Here are tentative dates:

Washington – Friday, November 1 at 3:45 PM
Camp Lejeune – Saturday, November 2 - time TBD
Carteret – Saturday, November 2 at Morehead Sports Center - Time TBD
Greenville – Sunday, November 3 at 4 PM

Thank you so much in advance for your full effort in making this event a success!