Each Dragon family has an annual fundraising commitment based on the number and level of their swimmers.  This financial commitment can be covered through any fundraising activities the family chooses or by direct contribution from the family.  A few examples of fundraising activities could be:

Sponsorship: Members can procure a sponsorship from an individual or business interested in supporting the team, and will receive a credit (half for a Gold sponsor, 25 percent for a Silver sponsor and 10 percent for a Bronze sponsor) toward their fundraising commitment.  Forest Grove Swim Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.  Please contact any swimmer or [email protected] for a sponsor form or more information!

SCRIP Earnings: This is an opportunity that allows member families to slowly fundraise while buying groceries and other products with gift cards from local and nation-wide merchants, while enabling them to meet their commitment at no extra cost.  Most of you have seen the great gift cards available through our SCRIP program.  We encourage you to buy SCRIP to purchase all of your groceries, clothes, and gifts at stores like The Gap, Old Navy, Godfather’s Pizza, Fred Meyer, and Safeway.  A regular routine of buying SCRIP can cover your entire fundraising commitment.  All SCRIP purchases must be prepaid.

Christmas Meet Silent Auction: Each year at our Christmas meet we hold a silent auction. If you have any business connections or want to put together your own items for sale, this is a fun way to get some great stuff while taking care of your (or someone else's) fundraising commitment.

SwimOutletIf you shop for swim gear at SwimOutlet.com, use the link from our website to take advantage of our affiliate account and earn fundraising credit. Our link is http://www.swimoutlet.com/forestgrovedragonsswimclub. When you use this link you should see a banner at the top of the webpage which indicates you are shopping through the FGSC affiliate account. Forest Grove Swim Clubgets 8-10% back from each order placed through the account so when you make a purchase through the link please send a copy of the receipt to [email protected].  The receipt will clearly show the amount of money the club will get back and we will credit that amount to your swimmer’s fundraising commitment

The annual swimmer fundraising commitment is due by August 31 (season-end).

General fundraising:
Forest Grove Swim Club can also benefit from your Fred Meyer and Amazon purchases! These dollars cannot be traced back to specific swimmers based on how Fred Meyer and Amazon distribute their contributions, but linking your accounts to the club will help raise money that goes toward club operations.

Fred Meyer
Linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the club will not take away any benefit or reward you receive from Fred Meyer. Fred Meyer will, however, donate a percentage of your purchase totals to a local organization of your choice. Simply link your rewards number to the Forest Grove Swim Club at https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and help the club through purchases you already make.

Amazon
Amazon offers donations to community organizations through https://smile.amazon.com/ In the upper left-hand corner of their webpage is a “Supporting” link. Select Forest Grove Swim Club, and qualifying purchases will garner donations to the club.