November 8, 2013
2013 SPLASH-A-THON INFORMATION: Click here to donate now! BLUE WAVE SWIMMING Splash-A-Thon is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Participants get pledges from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming. Some choose to get pledges and money prior to swimming while others get pledges per length and collect the money following the Swim-A-Thon.
The exciting benefits of this program are that the Splash-A-Thon is not only an excellent fundraiser, but also an opportunity for teams to combine swimming and a social event. Additionally, our Splash-A-Thon can boost team spirit and increase community awareness of the team.
With that said, Blue Wave Swimming will again participate in our annual Splash-A-Thon. We have set up all donations to be taken through our online Splash-a-Thon page at www.bluewaveswimming.com.
There is a sample donations request letter on the website. This letter will explain our fundraiser to friends, family, and companies your parents do businesses with. This letter will ask for donations to Blue Wave Swimming.
A GREAT incentive, Splash-A-Thon prize levels and awards are can be found on the Splash-a-Thon page!
Please help your swimmers in asking for donations from people you do business with such as your co-workers, family doctor, dentist, insurance agent, tax accountant, real estate agent, or lawyer. Remember, all donations are tax deductable!
Splash-A-Thon – Swim
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 9am-1pm (specific group times TBA)
Where: Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center
How Do I get donations?
Donations may be collected from family, friends, teachers, neighbors, business associates, etc., either by direct email, going door to door, or by letter writing. All donations are taken online at www.bluewaveswimming.com. People wishing to make a donation simply go to the “Search for Participants” tab, enter the name of the swimmer they wish to sponsor, and make their donation online! All monies raised by swimmers are tabulated and tracked!
How long do we have to raise money?
You can start now to obtain pledges from friends, family members and businesses. You can use the Splash-a-Thon letter to explain to everyone what you are doing. Some parents take the letter to work and ask their co-workers or place the letter on a bulletin board. The deadline to receive donations is November 29th, 2013
How much money should we raise?
Our team goal is to raise $5,000. We strongly encourage every team member participate!
Where does the money go?
All money raised by our Splash-a-Thon goes directly back into our swim team! Past Splash-a-Thon proceeds have gone towards Banquet awards, pool bulkheads, and training equipment. Other items on our wish list include a presentation by a Sports Psychologist, video equipment, as well as a Power Tower!