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Swim-a-thon

Our second annual HiPP-o-thon fundraiser benefits the  Warrior Canine Connection. The Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Supporting the WCC gives the High Point Swim Team an opportunity to work together, help recovering warriors, and teach our swimmers about giving back. The WCC will be present at the event, along with some of their service dogs! Please promote this event to friends, family, neighbors, teachers, anyone! We need all the support we can get. Watch the video at the bottom of this page to learn more about WCC and view their puppy cam!

WHEN: July 19, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
(in lieu of practice)

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $8,000

The Swim-a-thon will start at 7:30 a.m. and conclude by 10:30 a.m. All swimmers are encouraged to swim a mile, which is equal to 66 laps. Swimmers may take breaks or swim continuously to meet their goal. All team members, including JR. Hippos, as well as our team parents can participate. Laps may be completed by swimming any stroke, kicking with a kick board, or any other method that allows the swimmer to complete as many laps as possible. Swimmers must keep track of the number of laps they swim. 

Each participating swimmer will receive a certificate, candy, and have a great time!

DONATIONS

Swimmers should obtain sponsors who can either make a flat donation or a pledge per lap. For example, a sponsor may donate $100 to the WCC or $5 for every lap the swimmer completes. All lap pledges should be made prior to the start of the swim-a-thon. The pledge sheet is attached at the bottom of this page.  Donations can be made until July 28.

Donations may be made online  or via cash or check. If your swimmer has an online donation, please mark that on the Pledge Sheet.

Our goal this year is to raise over $8,000, and swim over 125 miles as a team.

PRIZES

  • Swimmers that raise over $150.00 will have their name put in for prizes
  • Swimmers that raise over $300.00 will be entered to win special prizes
  • The swimmer who raises the most money will receive a special prize

Winners will be announced at the July 20 Pep Rally.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 To make this happen, we need many volunteers! Please sign up now using this online form. Even if you can't be on deck to lend a hand, you can contribute food, drinks, and prizes!

  • Co-organizer (1 Spot)
  • Card Writers (3 Spots)
  • Pledge + Lap Add Ups (6-12 Spots)
  • Candy (2 spots to purchase) and (2 spots) to hand out during the event
  • Clean Up (3 Spots)
  • Gift Prize Donations
  • Food Donations - We would appreciate food and drinks donations for the swimmers, such as yogurt, fruit, protein or energy bars, Gatorade, water, and other healthy options.

TAX RECEIPTS

The Warrior Canine Connection is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Checks should be made payable to Warrior Canine Connection, 14934 Schaeffer Road, Boyds, MD, 20841. Once all the donations are received, the Team will make a full donation to the Warrior Canine Connection. Warrior Canine Connection can only provide tax receipts for donations to the donor/name and address of the account (checking) on which it is drawn. In the event that cash is collected at an event, the funds should be exchanged for a cashier’s check and a list of names, addresses and amount donated must be provided in order for donors to receive tax receipts.

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