Daniela and I created Next Level Water Polo almost two years ago with the mission of developing age group Water Polo in the Tampa Bay community. It has been our goal from the beginning to give every child access to the sport.
After visiting Florida for a series of clinics we decided to make Tampa our new home base. We packed up our apartment in Long Beach, California and drove our whole lives to Tampa.
Since moving we have created and maintained the Tampa Tropics (our age group team), Tampa Bay Water Polo (our masters team), Clear Water Polo (splashball in clearwater), and Tropics Splashball, the team we are fundraising for.
In Ybor, there is a beautiful historic pool called Cuscaden Park Pool. This facility is severely under utilized even though it is surrounded by parks, schools, and numerous after school programs. Starting next month we will be providing all youth athletes at the Dream Center access to water polo, and in some cases learn how to swim. Every child deserves access to Water Polo in their neighborhood. $5,000 will fully fund the Water Polo Program at the Cuscaden Park Pool for an ENTIRE YEAR!
This money will provide dozens of scholarships to athletes in need. We will be able to purchase goals to leave full-time for all city residents to enjoy. Along with goals, we would be able to afford caps, balls, team suits, and all other water polo equipment needed to take their game to the Next Level.
We need to have all funds raised by November 15th in order to get this program up and running. Please help us give all children the access to water polo and splashball by sharing with your friends and family!
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