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Swim-A-Thon

 

This week's Swim-A-Thon news...      |   It's HERE!!!  Swim-A-Thon Day is THIS Saturday, May 11!  National wins Squad Competition #2    | Keep collecting those pledges - there's GREAT prizes to win!  |

Welcome to the Thunderbolts' 2013 Swim-A-Thon.   This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we hope everyone will participate.  PLUS, we have a lot of Swim-A-Thon fun planned!   Below is everything you need to know about Swim-A-Thon. 

First, save the date...  Swim-A-Thon is Saturday, May 11.

Click here to see some Frequently Asked Questions.
  

Didn't find the answer to your question? 
Please contact our Swim-A-Thon Coordinators, Kathy Stitt and Karen Sailor at swim-a-thon@thunderboltswimming.org

NOW
through
May 11

Collect pledges & donations from your friends, neighbors, relatives, and businesses by either:

►  Writing letters – use the sample Swim-A-Thon Donation Letter  (or write your own).                                                     
                                                                              - or-
►  In-Person Requests - Even if you sent email and mailed sponsor  letters, you can earn additional pledges from potential sponsors who you don't have addresses for. All you need to do is go up to someone (with a parent!!!) and ask if they will sponsor you for this year's Swim-A-Thon.  Keep a copy of the Thunderbolts’ fundraising letter with you. You never know when you'll bump into a potential sponsor!


Now
thru
April 30
Squad Competition #2.    The squad with the highest average donation received per swimmer will win Baskin-Robbins gift certificates.
 

Now
thru
May 8

Turn in cash and check donations   

Kathy and Karen will be at the pool to collect your cash and check donations.  Don’t forget to enter each donation as an Offline Donation from your fundraising webpage. 

Date

Day

Time

Person

Drop off fundraising letters, checks or cash

4/19/13

Friday

4 to 6 pm

Kathy

4/20/13

Saturday

9 to 11 am

Karen

4/26/13

Friday

4:30 to 6:30 pm

Karen

4/27/13

Saturday

7 to 10 am

Kathy

5/1/13

Wednesday

4:00 to 6:30 pm

Karen

Drop off checks or cash

5/2/13

Thursday

3 to 6:30 pm

Kathy

5/8/13

Wednesday

3:30 to 5 pm

5 to 6:30 pm

Karen

Kathy


 

until
May 1
Send out fundraising letters POSTAGE PAID!   Swimmers have had great success in getting Swim-A-Thon®pledges/donations by sending out letters.  Think about sending letters to relatives, friends and even your doctor or dentist.  If you turn in your letters to Kathy Stitt or Karen Sailor by Wednesday, May 1st, we will cover the cost of mailing your letters.

Saturday,
May 11

7:30-11:30am


Swim-A-Thon Day!!!    Look forward to a fun-filled morning!  All swimmers will get 1 raffle ticket per donation received and swim their laps.  Then join your teammates for some food & fun!

Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early to check-in and get your raffle tickets. Bring your cash or check donations. We'll need volunteers (email swim-a-thon@thunderboltswimming.org), plus parents to help count and be on hand to cheer!!!



Want prizes?    There are prizes for all participants!
Want bigger prizes?   Be a top pledge/donation getter.


 

Check out the Incentives tab on our Swim-A-Thon page for all the prizes!


May 11
through
25

Collect pledges from people who sponsored you per lap.   You have until May 25  to turn in cash or check donations.  Donors that pledged per lap can make their donation online by credit, or they can write a check.  Any donations received after May 25th will NOT count toward Swim-A-Thon prizes.


May 25 

Final Day for turning in Swim-A-Thon Funds  

Last day to turn in Swim-A-Thon pledge money for consideration in individual fundraising competition.  If you are still planning on getting your laps done, you should swim your laps before May 25.   Please remember how important this fundraiser is to our club - there is still time to participate!


Questions?  
Contact  Kathy Stitt  -or-  Karen Sailor  at  swim-a-thon@thunderboltswimming.org



Swim-A-Thon 2013 Forms

Swim-A-Thon Donation Log

Donation Letter Template


Donation Receipts

Pledge Per Length Info