Fundraising

Objective

Tacoma Swim Club depends on fundraising to supplement income from membership fees. All member families, with the exception of Outreach families, are required to participate in fundraising. The Club’s primary fundraiser is the annual Swim-A-Thon. Fundraising activities provide approximately 10-15% of the club’s annual operating budget. We choose to use fundraising as an integral component of our budget to lessen the burden that would necessarily be imposed by simply raising member dues to insure all of our expenses are covered. Also, donations to TSC are tax-deductible.  Tacoma Swim Club is a tax-exempt charitable organization.

The annual fundraising requirement is $300.00.  There are several ways to meet your fundraising requirement each year:

Swim-A-Thon

Our annual Swim-A-Thon campaign is an exciting opportunity for our members to share our goals and activities with friends, family and associates. Our swimmers gather pledges and donations via our online platform as well as by the traditional ‘door-to-door’ method, then honor those pledges by swimming as many laps as they can during the Swim-A-Thon event.  The event is sponsored by USA Swimming and is usually accompanied by a Team Launch Party and prize level awards. Please note that the annual campaign may or may not occur prior to the first seasonal fundraising requirement.

Corporate Sponsorships

Do you or someone you know own a small local business? We have 3 levels of corporate sponsorship which provide a logo and website link on our homepage as well as other promotional opportunities (see Corporate Sponsorship links under Team Info tab).

Our current sponsors are:

Pro Sport + Spine

Puget Sound Orthopedics

Dr. Zachary J. Lester D.M.D.

Anchor Physical Therapy

Drangsholt Orthodontics

Please choose them if you have a need for their services.  Tell them TSC sent you.

Training Equipment

Occasionally we get requests for new or updated training equipment from our coaching staff. This will help our team to remain competitive and will also contribute to your fundraising requirement. Current equipment needs will be listed on our SwimOutlet Team Store under “Team Equipment Requests”.  Simply order and then bring the item(s) with a copy of your receipt to your coach.

Prepay Option

If you prefer to prepay your fundraising requirement, this option is available only during annual registration at a rate of $270.00 (10% discount)

Scrip

A great year-around way to send funds to TSC simply for using e-gift cards to pay for your purchases at the stores you already frequent. Hundreds of local and online businesses participate in our ShopWithScrip program and will send our team substantial percentages of those e-gift card purchases. Please sign up today.  For more information, view the Scrip section under the Team Info tab and/or contact our Team Coordinator Veronica Link at mysticlink@harbornet.com

 

Additional ways to help our team are through our partners:

Amazon Smile – bookmark https://smile.amazon.com

Tell them Tacoma Swim Club is the organization you would like to support and use this bookmark when placing all your Amazon purchases

SwimOutlet – Use the SwimOutlet TSC Team Store link on our homepage to place your orders for gear and accessories

Northwest Swim Shop – Use our team code TSC2017 for a 10% discount online or when at their Tacoma location, simply tell them you are with TSC