As I'm celebrating year 35, I wanted to support a cause which aligns with something which was huge in shaping my life as a kid - swimming. Swimming not only providing me a life-saving skill, but was a lesson on discipline & inclusion, along with a community-space where I've met lifelong friends.
Ziegler Pool, is a rennovated community pool in Over-the-Rhine, and this year they are forming a swim team, (at no cost!) for kids in the OTR community. They need funds to purchase a leaderboard, which will be a space to display pool records, and be a source of pride and inspiration for local swimmers to continue practicing and improving.
I'm kick-starting this campaign with a personal donation and would love to have you help me get us to our goal! As this is a community pool, I'm looking for it to be a community fundraising effort - so ask that you cap your donations at $35. There will be a plaque on the leaderboard to recognize our support towards the program!!
If we surpass the goal, all additional funds will go towards Ziegler Pool's "Everybody In" program - a program which has been designed to welcome all who wish to become season pass holders – guaranteeing nobody will be denied a pass based on ability to pay. (A completed application must be filled out and submitted in order to secure a season pass).
Your support truly means so much to this community, which is so special to not only me, but the entire city as we work to make OTR an inclusive and vibrant neighborhood.