Blow a Buck for Bubbles

$258 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 34 months
Laurie Karr
for Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Inc
Hi!  I'm Laurie Karr and I have spent my lifetime in the water or on the pool deck.  I absolutely love giving my knowledge of swimming back to others.  Columbus, Ohio is very pool poor - with 65 area High School swim teams there are just 6 on campus pools.  Historically, pools built with taxpayer dollars carry a high price tag.  However, privately built pools in the area all do well.  I would like to help the swim club that I run build a pool.  Together we can make swimming accessible to many in the area.  

I only ask that you 'blow a buck' - just give $1 to our campaign, then challenge every one of your online friends to do the same.  Then they challenge their friends.  Together we can raise the money we need to break ground.

The Project
Peachblow Aquatic Center will be a 10 lane, 25 yard training pool and a 4 lane, 20 yard teaching pool, all housed under a bubble.  Buckeye Swimming owns the bubble and 10 acres of land on Peachblow Rd.  This is in the Olentangy School District and is just north of Columbus in Delaware County.

The facility will house a learn to swim program, 3-4 high school swim teams, Buckeye Swim Club (an USA swimming age group program), masters swimming, triathlon training, water polo and more!

Buckeye Swim Club
Buckeye Swim Club is in its 20th year.  We have always rented pool space and currently rent space at a facility that has many issues including an interesting hotel next door, a heater that frequently breaks and a 50 year old building that is really showing its age.  With this, we still produce some of the best swimmers in the country, including a swimmer that was the fastest 9 year old in the country in 2015.  We are anxious to get in our own space where we can spread our knowledge and training to more kiddos.

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Hi everyone! Thanks for helping to get this off to a solid start. Remember to share this campaign with your friends. Urge them to give $1 and share with their friends. Let's keep the momentum going!!
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Thank you everyone for getting ua started so well. Remember to post this on your Facebook page often with a challenge to your friends to also give a dollar and share!
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Hi! Thanks for donating! So, the way this works is after you donate, you ask all of your fb friends to do the same and challenge all of their friends to donate. It's intended to be a fun way to raise a little money.
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$258 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 34 months
Created October 31, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Inc
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Powell, OH
EIN: 311765851
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Holly Lopeman
33 months ago

I gave more than $1.00, but any amount is truly appreciated!

Salatha Evers
33 months ago

Please help us build a pool for Sam and his team to practice where it's warm! Thank you in advance!!!!!

33 months ago
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