Hey Everyone! (Please take two seconds to read this!)
I am hosting a Swim-A-Thon on Saturday, March 24th at the Oak Point Intermediate School Facility from 3:00am-5:00pm because I am supporting a group called the Clownfish Swim Club.
Clownfish Swim Club is a nonprofit organization that meets at the Aquajets Center here in Eden Prairie. This organization is run by volunteers, and Clownfish provides a safe environment for disabled children to learn how to swim or practice their swim skills. (Some of these kids have life threatening illnesses.) I volunteer there every Saturday and these kids are so motivating and inspiring that I decided to support them by raising money for there organization for needed swim equipment. The money will go to the club so that they can purchase things they need for when they meet. (Swimsuits, kick boards, goggles, towels etc.)
This is one of few places that these kids can come and just be themselves without feeling different, and I want to make sure it stays that way! This group of kids means so much to me and that is why I chose to help this organization for my Girl Scout Gold Award. This Gold Award required that I reach out to my community, and I thought that this would be a great way to do it!
I would be thrilled if you could come on the 24th to swim, and if possible donate money for such a great cause! The suggested donation amount for students is $5 and $10 for adults. FOR EVERY 2 DOLLARS YOU DONATE I WILL SWIM A LAP. (There IS some motivation, but depending on your generosity it may not be all in one day.) So if you donate $10, I have to swim 5 laps…
There will be lifeguards on duty, but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult! If you can’t swim, don’t want to swim, or cannot attend on Saturday, it would be amazing if you could still donate too these kids!
The deadline to donate will be March 25th. (Checks can be made payable to Clownfish Swim Club.)
RSVP asap if you can or can’t be there! You do NOT have to stay for the whole time and just seeing you on the pool deck for a picture in a swimsuit would be perfect!
- Lexi (Girl Scout Troop 10314)