What Is The Hurrithon? The Hurrithon is a swim-a-thon and is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Ask family and friends to sponsor your swimmer on a per lap basis or a flat donation. During regular practice, swimmers will swim as many laps as they can. The more laps, the more money they can collect! Swimmers are allowed to use kick boards and fins. A pancake breakfast will be served after each practice. This is a great endurance exercise for our swimmers as well.
There will be 2 types of prizes this year:
- Swimmers who raise over $250 get their name in a raffle for a fun and exciting family experience (Grand Prize will be announced as soon as we received confirmation)
- Everyone who raises $250 gets their name put in the drawing for the Grand Prize. Each additional $25 gets your name put in one more time.
- Corporate matching is highly encouraged, because this IS a fundraiser, but matching funds cannot be considered in the drawing.
- The boy and girl that swim the most laps per age group during the Hurrithon will receive a gift card and get to be an Assistant Coach for the Day
When Is the Hurrithon? The Hurrithon will be held Wednesday, June 13th at our pool during regular swim practice. All laps will be swam this day. However, donations will be accepted through June 30th.
Why Are We Raising Money? As Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Did you know we are 100% volunteer run? Our registration fees are very low and don't cover the full expenses of running a swim team and hosting meets. We raise money to offset these costs in order to keep registration fees affordable so all kids have the opportunity to swim with the Hurricanes.
Our fundraising goal this season is $5,000. On a typical year, every dime of our Registration Fees are spent on our Coaching Budget and our fixed costs: Pool use fee, office supplies to run our meets and a new $600 lane line. So, we must fundraise for everything else. This season, with lower registration numbers, our budget is tighter than ever. We need to purchase a new lane line, cover the salary of our amazing coaching staff, and finance all extra supplies that needed to be purchased this year, for Covid-19 precautions, as these are not usually in our yearly budget. We are also still raising funds to replace our shed, which leaks EVERY TIME it rains.
Remember, Saturday, June 26 is the final day to turn in donations in order to win prizes. Hurrithon donation envelopes are available next to the ribbon bins on deck. Online donations accepted until June 30th.
We also have a Fundrazr page HERE. Please make checks payable to Hurricane Swim Team. One lap = 25 yards
Does your company offer a gift-matching program? We know that many tech companies such as National Instruments, Apple, CA, Samsung, Oracle, Dell and GM offer matching. We encourage you - or your family and friends who work there - to use it for ALL of your donations to the Hurricanes! But, in the interest of fairness, we can’t count the matched portion toward your swimmer’s HURRITHON total. So, please send us a screenshot or a receipt showing the amount you (or your family/friends) are donating - before June 30th! - and we will credit that amount toward your swimmer’s total: [email protected]
Questions about how to use Apple’s matching program for the benefit of the Hurricanes, reach out.
Questions about how to use National Instrument’s matching program can be sent to Heather Jewell: [email protected]
Reminders: Checks should be made out to Hurricane Swim Team.
Need an envelope? We'll have a stack next to the Ribbon bins at practice on Monday.