Thunderbolts Fundraising and Officiating Information                                                      

2022-2023

BINGOS

The Thunderbolts are proud to be one of the 80+ charities supported by Superior Shores Gaming Association. The funds we receive assist with the costs of running a high level competitive swim club. Learn about Superior Shores at www.superiorshoresgaming.comDate: Bingos will be assigned via email throughout the year
Competitive Swimmers: Mandatory for High Performance group only

Pre-Competitive Swimmers: N/A
Requirements: Approx. 4-6 bingos for the first swimmer in this group (1-2 additional bingos for every additional swimmer in this group)

ITALIAN HALL SPAGHETTI DINNER

The Thunderbolts will receive a portion of all tickets we sell for this event, prior to the event (no profit from tickets sold at the hall). Mark the date on your calendar for this delicious fundraiser!
Date: November 27, 2022
Competitive Swimmers: We encourage and appreciate your participation

Pre-Competitive Swimmers: We encourage and appreciate your participation Requirements: Tickets available for purchase from the Thunderbolts in November Deadline: Tickets must be sold and all money submitted prior to the dinner

THUNDERBOLTS CASH RAFFLE

The proceeds from selling these raffle tickets are used for operating costs, equipment purchases, and athlete/coach development. Date: Friday December 9, 2022 @6:30pm
Competitive Swimmers: Mandatory
Pre-Competitive Swimmers: Mandatory

Requirements: 1 book of tickets assigned to each family with pre-comp swimmers and 2 books assigned to each competitive swimmer Deadline: Tickets must be sold and returned (with all money) by Friday December 2, 2022

SWIM-A-THON

This is a long distance event for all our Thunderbolts athletes that brings in additional needed funds for our club. This event is a lot of fun for all our athletes and they get to enjoy a team potluck breakfast upon completion of their swim!
Date: March 2023
Competitive Swimmers: Mandatory

Pre-Competitive Swimmers: We encourage and appreciate your participation
Requirements: Competitive swimmers are required to fundraise a minimum amount of money according to their group
(High Performance=$275, Senior=$250, Next Generation=$200, Wave 1=$175, Wave 2=$150). Families with multiple swimmers need only raise the amount for the top swimmer.
Deadline: Funds must be raised online prior to the start of the swim-a-thon in March 2023 (more information to follow)

SWIM MEET OFFICIATING

It takes our whole swim community to host a swim meet. We require 80 volunteers to run each session (all officials on deck are volunteers, there are no paid positions), and our swim meets range between 3-9 sessions. Officiating is a great way to learn about competition. Alternatives to officiating positions include selling programs, speeding ticket table, hospitality, and selling hoodies. Time Trials: Several to occur throughout the season

Swim Meets: January 27-29, 2023 & May 26-28, 2023
Competitive Swimmers: Mandatory
Pre-Competitive Swimmers: We encourage and appreciate your participation
Requirements: Families of competitive swimmers must have at least one member complete the Introduction to Swimming Clinic in order to officiate at meets. Competitive families with a swimmer 12&under are required to work 8 sessions at a Thunderbolts hosted meet throughout the year. Competitive families with a swimmer 13&over are required to work 10 sessions at a Thunderbolts hosted meet throughout the year. Please speak with a Board member to make arrangements if you are unable to fulfill this obligation. Deadline: Please sign up for volunteer/officiating positions 4 weeks prior to each swim meet (specific dates will be shared closer to the meets) or make alternative arrangements by speaking with a board member in order for your swimmer to be eligible to swim in each meet.

There will be various other fundraisers throughout the year which families are encouraged to participate in. A huge thank you to our Thunderbolts families for all that you do!!!!

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*All dates are subject to change - please watch your email and check the website for an updated file throughout the season*