The Aquathon is the Sharks largest fundraiser and we need the participation of all Shark swimmers to reach our goal of raising $30,000 this season. This fundraiser directly supports the swimmers by supplementing program fees, allowing the Sharks to offer low program costs. The Sharks learn about the importance of fundraising for the Y and learn about the responsibility they have towards each other to ensure that teammates and community youth members are given the opportunity to swim. #YouthDevelopment #SocialResponsibility
This year swimmers will have up to 90 minutes to complete their swim.
Swimmers are tasked with asking their friends, neighbors, family, and local businesses to support their efforts. Each Shark is asked to raise at least $125 to support the team.
Pledges can be made in flat sums or an amount per lap. (For example, $0.50 per lap x 150 laps = $75 pledge).
Pledges should be recorded on the pledge sheets handed out at practice and/or online at the. Pledge Sheets need to be filled out with the donor's name and address. Donors requesting a receipt need to state 'YES' in the column provided on the pledge sheet. The MDI YMCA will provide donors with a receipt if all the information is properly recorded. You can also give online directly through the MDI YMCA's. Just click the donate button and choose your swimmer as the campaigner. If you are donating based on number of laps swam, chose the 'other' amount to enter the amount of your donation.
*Shark Members and other participants need to make sure that the pledge sheet accurately reflects the actual money collected in order to receive credit for Aquathon prizes.