September Update – Campaign Extended!
This campaign has been extended through midnight, September 30.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, a large portion of the aquatic community
and other interested communities did not hear about this opportunity before the
original deadline. To give everyone a chance to help make a new pool a reality, we
have extended the campaign.
Please support this once-in-a-generation chance today! Details below . . .
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Imagine Bainbridge Island with a world-class aquatic and fitness facility that can support the needs of Bainbridge Island and other Kitsap County residents for decades to come. A state-of-the-art complex with the space and infrastructure required to serve swimmers, water polo players and other aquatic center users of all ages and abilities. A facility that is energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and flexible enough to meet the needs of a wide range of water sports, lessons, water safety, and physical therapy activities.
Together we can fulfill this dream much sooner than anyone could have imagined, but the first step is to fund the feasibility study by Thursday, August 31st.
“Friends of the New Bainbridge Pool” is commissioning the above-mentioned feasibility study to establish exactly what kind of aquatic center the community needs and can support. Everyone has an opinion about what should be included in a new facility, but we need hard data to move forward in a logical and budget-conscious manner. This GoFundMe page was established to help pay for the $45,000 new pool feasibility study. (Note: the original cost of the study was $65,000, but we’ve figured out how to accomplish the goal for less.)
Get your feet wet and donate before August 31st today!
CURRENT MEMBERS OF “FRIENDS OF THE NEW BAINBRIDGE POOL” GROUP:
John Baker (BAM)
Joe McRitchie (BAM/BISC)
Ruth Baydo (BWPC)
Carol Nakhuda (BISC)
Ken Bennett (BAM)
Jennifer Rich (BWPC/BISC)
Orlando Boleda (BAM)
Sean Rich (BWPC/BISC)
Beth Lipton (BAM/BWPC)
Morgan Rohrbach (BWPC/BAM/BISC)
Steve Letson (BISC)
Steven Screen (BWPC/BISC)
Brian Livingston (BISC)
Paul Webber (BAM/BWPC)
BAM - Bainbridge Aquatics Masters
BISC - Bainbridge Island Swim Club
BWPC - Bainbridge Water Polo Club
* In the unlikely event that this campaign does not get fully funded, your gift will be refunded minus the GoFundMe charges. When you make your donation, please include either your first and last name or your email address, so that we can contact you in this unlikely occurrence.