November 30, 2016
Dear NCA Families,
We are very excited to announce that due to the success of our silent auction over the last five years we are offering an NCA grant for swimmers who are in financial need. Each family that is interested in applying for the NCA grant will need to complete the application and return it to Jen Muzyk by December 15, 2016. The application can be found on our team website. The application will be reviewed by the NCA Grant Committee, which is comprised of the Director and Assistant Director of New Canaan YMCA Aquianas, the president of the PA Board, the treasurer of the PA Board and the primary coach of the swimmer.
It is the hope that this grant will be able to lend a hand to a family who may struggle to meet the financial requirements that accompany synchronized swimming. The goal of the NCA grant is to assist swimmers who could not otherwise participate in synchronized swimming without this financial assistance. It is not intended to help defray the travel costs for other family members when attending long distance meets.
Once the applications are returned, the NCA grant committee will review the applications and the families will be notified by January 10, 2017. The NCA grant committee will determine its decision based on many factors. These factors may include but are not limited to financial need, swimmer’s commitment to synchronized swimming and the NCA team, and the parents’ involvement in our team and fundraising efforts. Upon notification of the grant the families will be given several options for how they can “pay it forward” to NCA. These options may include extra volunteer shifts at home meets, sewing suits and headpieces, extra chaperone responsibilities or other options as well.
Once the grant is awarded to the swimmer the money will be pro-rated out for the remaining season. The swimmer’s travel account will be credited the awarded amount. If you have any questions or concerns about the grant please do not hesitate to ask.
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