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Fundraising

Corporate Sponsorships | Swim-a-Thon | Scrip | Fred Meyer Rewards | Amazon Smile

Corporate Sponsorships

Velocity Swimming has a fundraising goal of $30,000.  Our fundraising money helps keep our monthly dues low, pay for pool space, equipment, and pay our fabulous coaches. Our monthly dues bring in about 50% of our operating expenses. The other 50% comes from fundraising and home swim meets.  Each of our year round swimmers is required to fundraise a minimum of $250 per swimmer. Swimmers can reach this fundraising goal by bringing in corporate sponsors, participating in our annual swim-a-thon, or a combination of both.

Potential Corporate Sponsors -- please put your name next to the company you plan to contact.  This insures we don't have multiple parents contacting the same company.

Sponsorship Benefits -- sample attached, copies available in the lobby at EYAC


Swim-A-Thon

What is the Swim-a-Thon?

Simple answer:Velocity's annual team fundraising event where swimmers seek donations from friends and family for swimming 200 lengths of the pool (about 2.83 miles) in 2 hours or less.

More Info: In partnership with USA Swimming, Velocity hosts an annual Swim-a-Thon Fundraiser to help keep our monthly dues low, pay for pool space and equipment, and pay our fabulous coaches. Our monthly dues bring in about 50% of our operating expenses. The other 50% comes from fundraising and home swim meets.

Per Membership Agreement, all year-around swimmers are required to participate in fundraising. Each swimmer is required to earn at least $250 by July 1st through our Swim-a-Thon or the Velocity Corporate Sponsorship Program. Sponsors can choose to donate a flat amount or pledge a "per lap" amount to Swim-a-Thon swimmers. Pledges and payments can be made both in person and on-line through the Velocity website.FAQs:

Does Velocity Swimming keep all the money that is raised?

Velocity Swimming keeps 95% of the money raised during the Swim-a-Thon. The other 5% goes to the USA Swimming Foundation which raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions in the pool and in life. Their programs Make-a-Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, Velocity Swimming is a non-profit organization.  Velocity swim team tax ID is 91-093-1169.

My swimmer/s cannot swim on the Swim-t-Thon date.  Is there a make-up date available?

While we hope that everyone can join us for the swim-a-thon, we realize this is not always possible.  If your swimmer is not able to attend the swim-a-thon, they may make-up the swim-a-thon at a later date.  Make-up dates will be announced by Coach John and are typically held during normal swimming practice in the week following the swim-a-thon.  Please be ready to provide a lap-counter for your swimmer if they need to attend a make-up session.

Who Do I contact if I have more questions?

Send questions to fundraising@velocity-swimming.com and one of the committee members will get back to you.

What do I do with the money my child has raised?

Parent volunteer members of the Velocity Fundraising Committee will collect cash and checks at evening practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also Saturday morning practices. Please have all cash and checks in a baggie or envelope clearly marked with the amount and swimmer’s name. All money that is collected in person by the Fundraising Committee will be documented and raffle tickets will be given at the time of collection. Donations collected on-line will also be documented and raffle tickets will be given at the soonest available opportunity.

How do I donate on-line?

Velocity has set up a quick and convenient on-line donation tool on the Velocity Team Website. Let your friends and family know about our on-line donation tool. They can go to the Velocity webpage to process donations with their credit cards (please make sure your donors know there is a service fee of $3.95 per transaction.) Direct your donors to our homepage.It’s open for business and taking donations right now...

 

Scrip

What is Scrip Fundraising?

Purchase gift cards from America's most popular retailers through Great Lakes Scrip Center (GLSC) and use them for your everyday purchases.  Velocity Swimming earns money with each gift card purchase.

Scrip gift cards are the same gift cards you can purchase from the retailer.

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http://shopwithscrip.com

Enrollment Code: 9L5F73L949133


Fred Meyer Community Rewards

YOU CAN HELP VELOCITY SWIMMING EARN DONATIONS

JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER

REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Velocity Swimming at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 82490
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping (non- profit) earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

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Velocity Swimming

We are always looking for new fundraising ideas.  Please email any questions, fundraiser ideas, comments, or concerns to our fundraising committee email address: fundraising@velocity-swimming.com