Pitchfork Aquatics, Inc is an Arizona non profit and 501c3 organization
We host several fundraising events and activities throughout the year to support our youth swim club operating expenses (coaches payroll, pool rent, insurance, admin, etc), team trips, training equipment, scholarships, etc.
We also have a Sponsorship Program with 3 levels (yearly, no commitment).
Bronze - $500
Silver - $1K
Logo on Website and team communications for all levels
Sponsorship supports purchases for the following items we need for the team
Food/drink for volunteers at swim meets/Team parties
Swimmer bag tags with your logo
Meet SWAG Bags with your logo
Awards for meets with your logo
Raffle Prizes - eg gift cards, sports tickets, etc
Pop up tents
Team shirts for championship meets, travel, or specific event (eg Swimathon)
Please see below for information about our events and activities.
We appreciate your support!
Coronvavirus Epidemic Fundraisers
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic causing pool closures and the shutdown or our operations, we have started 3 voluntary revenue generators to support continuation of pay for our full time coaches and other fixed operation expenses. We depend upon the monthly dues to meet our payroll and other operating expenses.
1) Monthly Dues Payments
Some members are voluntarily continuing their monthly dues payments. We have offered that anyone that makes a payment of 75% of their normal monthly dues during the shutdown will be reimbursed 100% over the following 12 months after we resume operations.
2) Kiwanis of North Phoenix Charity Drive
We have partnered with the Kiwanis Foundation to support their qualified charity organization efforts. For anyone filing taxes in the State of Arizona you can donate up to $400 (individual) and $800 (married couple) and receive a 100% credit (not a deduction) on your state taxes. This is a great way to donate without any money out of your pocket. Kiwanis will then donate 50% percent back to Pitchfork Aquatics to support our team. Anyone can support this cause as long as they reside in and/or pay taxes to the State of Arizona.
Contact Rob Richardson for more information at [email protected] or 602-899-7665.
3) Coaches Salary Fundraiser
We have started a fundraiser for those outside our team and the State of Arizona who would like to support our efforts to continue to pay our coaches during the shutdown.
Team Spirit Dinners
Periodically we will partner with a local restaurant to enjoy their food, bond with our teammates and families, and provide additional financial support for our team. The restaurants will donate a percentage (usually 20-25%) back to our team for meals purchased.
August 2019 - Spinatos - Tempe (Game of Forks season finale!)
February 2020 - Sweet Tomatoes with Y Westside Silverfins (Championship season)
TBD 2020 - Post CoronaVirus Celebration
February 2, 2020 - 3rd Annual Super Bowl Squares
$10/square with a chance to win $50 each quarter (1-3) and $100 for the final game score!
August 17, 2019 - 1st Annual Pitchfork Aquatics "Game of Forks" Swim a Thon!!
Support our swimmers through donations! There will be prizes given along the way to the swimmer/family that creates the most donations, top prizes for family and training group donations, and several surprises during the event!
Thank you to all the families that participated in the Game of Forks Swim a Thon - we raised $14,500!
The top family fundraiser was Roth's (Sage and Tucker) at $2500 winning the Grand Prize for a 1 night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge resort in Scottsdale.
The top individual fundraiser was Mattea Lingen at $1800 winning a prize for a ticket to Knotts Berry Farm.
Swimmer statue awards were also given for the remaining top 10 individual fundraisers - Addison Aguilar, Madison Dols, Emma Siebrandt, Miguel Figueroa, and Safiyah Supreme (Ashlyn Reidhead and Ruth Lucht were not present but will receive their award later).
The Black Training Group raised the most money and the prize is a night at Main Entertainment in Tempe.