Make A Splash! Learn to Swim

$100 goal

Campaign created 4 months ago
Created December 31, 2018

Sandhills Sandsharks  is the only USA Swimming Make A Splash Partner in Moore County!  We provide Learn to Swim lessons for at risk populations at the Town of Southern Pines Pool Park; however, we need donations to run this program; we are a nonprofit organization which receives no outside funding.

In March of 2018, SSS moved its lessons and year round competitive swim program to the Town of Southern Pines pool, meaning more space for programming at a prime location in Moore County.

The Southern Pines pool, built in the early 1960's, has served West Southern Pines, a predominantly African American neighborhood, for decades.  It is located within blocks of both the Boys and Girls Club and elementary schools, including the soon-to-be-built K-5 elementary school off of Morganton Road.  However, few of the children in the neighborhood have been able to take lessons. 

Swim lessons are the first steps of a ladder of opportunities; summer league, lifeguarding, high school and year round competitive swimming are all options, once a child has learned to swim.

A Make A Splash partner since 2016, Sandhills Sandsharks has provided lessons to over 400 children in the last two years alone.

70 Boys & Girls Club members have received FREE lessons to date; many more could be served. Our goal is for all kids to learn to swim---well enough to join our summer league team.

Partnering with the Town of Southern Pines to winterize their pool allows us to offer more lessons to more underserved kids—but we need YOUR support!

Suggested Donor Levels

Each lesson is $15/student.  SSS is a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible.

 $1200  8 lessons for 10 children       
 $600     8 lessons for 5 children
$24O     8 lessons for 2 children                           
$120      8 lessons for 1 child

Did You know...?

No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.

79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.

64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, & 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.

10 people drown each day in the United States. 

Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.

More information about Sandsharks Inc (Sandhill Sandsharks):
This organization provides lessons and competitive swimming from beginner to senior national levels, and the program allows swimmers to compete in meets sponsored by USS Swimming Inc.
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$100 goal

Campaign created 4 months ago
Created December 31, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Sandsharks Inc (Sandhill Sandsharks)
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Southern Pnes, NC
EIN: 561838975
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