Do you have fond memories of swimming on the Walnut Country Stingrays Swim Team? Does someone in your family currently swim for the Stingrays? Do you live in the neighborhood and see the numerous benefits the Walnut Country Stingrays Swim Team brings to our community?
The Walnut Country Stingrays have been part of Cowell Homeowners Association (aka “Walnut Country or The Crossings”) for over 40 years. The team recently received notice from our Home Owners Association that we have to form our own entity to continue the current season and that this is the last season our team can use the pool. This was a shocking and controversial decision that was made without the vote or input from homeowners.
We are setting up this fund to help with our efforts to raise awareness, advocate to keep the team, and challenge our HOA to overturn this decision. The 2 objectives are to 1) ensure a successful completion of the 2019 swim season and 2) ensure that we have future swim seasons in 2020 and beyond.
We have already received an outpouring of non-monetary support and we thank everyone for the continued support. Now we need to raise funds to achieve our 2 objectives above for items including legal costs, marketing, flyers, community outreach, etc. You can check out some of the local press that has started to cover this story:
· East Bay Swim Team Getting the Boot From Longtime Home Pool (NBC news #1)
· East Bay Swim Team Getting the Boot From Longtime Home Pool (NBC news #2)
Thank you so much for your support.
About our team: WCST is a recreational team dedicated to help all swimmers between the ages of 3-18 improve their skills in a fun, enriching atmosphere. Our goal is to be recognized as one of the most successful and spirited recreational swim teams in the area. While we do compete in meets with other teams throughout the summer, the level of competition is balanced. Each swimmer is encouraged to improve their own times throughout the summer, with plenty of awards given to all swimmers. Through excellent coaching and family involvement, WCST challenges swimmers to develop their physical skills, personal character and ability to work toward team and individual goals.