Team Shirts and other Swim Club Apparel

We have partnered with a new local business, Daisy Designs, to supply our team shirts and team apparel. All ordering is online at https://daisysdesigns.ecwid.com/. Select “tiger sharks” from the list at the top of the website to see all items available. We would like to HIGHLY encourage the team shirts – available in black or grey – as they will have the sponsor list/images on the back. Other items available for purchase include baseball t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, swim towels, dry-fit options (long sleeve and short sleeve), beanie hats, pom-pom hats, etc. Embroidered items can all be personalized, if you wish. And, adult and child sizes are available. Let me know if there is something you want that is not on the website.

Website will be open 10/7 – 10/25 for ordering. It will take 2 weeks (after website closes) for items to arrive.

 

Restaurant Night(s)

We have one restaurant night scheduled at El Meson on January 8th. 20% of the sales from the ENTIRE day will be donated to the swim club – so grab your friends and family and plan for Mexican night on the 8th!

We would like to hear feedback on scheduling more restaurant nights throughout the season. If we scheduled more, would you go to these? Is anyone interested in helping reach out to local restaurants to help set up?

 

Kroger Community Rewards

Please see additional handout on an EASY way to earn money for the swim club while you shop at our local Kroger, simply by using your Kroger card. Just to give you a perspective, last quarter (April – June), we received ~$65 from seven households. Sign up is a one-time deal and no cost to you - reach out if you need assistance!

 

Amazon Smile

Who’s ready for holiday shopping?! J Similar to the Kroger program, Amazon also offers a “give-back” program just for shopping for your everyday “needs”. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. Ways to sign up and use Amazon smile:

  1. Please go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1963913  and sign in with your Amazon login/password and shop as you always do. This link will automatically select Lebanon Swim Club as your charitable organization.
  2.  Or, go to smile.amazon.com, login with your username/password, and search “Lebanon Swim Club” as the charitable organization on the far right-hand side.
  3. Unfortunately, Amazon Smile is not available on the App, but you can create a shortcut to the Amazon Smile website on your phones instead.

 

Sponsorships

The easiest (yet, most awkward in my opinion) way to get money to support the swim club is to ask for it! We have created a sponsor letter that explains the Club, why they should support us, and the opportunities we have available.Our last “sponsor push” (albeit small) was in January/February 2019, but this year we plan to do another “push” (hopefully larger and with more effort) this fall/winter. If this is in your forte and/or have time during business hours to reach out/go to local business, please let me know. Or, if you are a business owner or know one who might want to support the club, please take a letter with you. I have a full list of over 100 businesses we reached out to by mail in January, as well as a list of our current sponsors if you would like/need further information.

 

Annual Swim-A-Thon

Mark your calendars NOW for our most successful fundraising event. For multiple reasons, we are going to move it to December and potentially pair it with a fun, holiday party for our swimmers! The date is tentatively set for Saturday, December 14th (Time TBD). We WILL need help with this event…looking for 3 – 4 individuals to help with party planning, marketing, getting swimmers and folks excited, prizes, etc.Please let me know if you can help!