Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dear Maine West Swimming and Diving Family-

On Saturday, October 1st Maine West Swimming and Diving will be hosting our 3rd annual Swim for a Cure Invitational.  We have 8 teams participating this year with over 125 athletes and over 300 fans. The purpose of this meet is three fold:

·        To offer a competitive meet for our athletes

·        Increase awareness of Breast Cancer

·        To raise money for the Y-Me Foundation (formerly the Breast Cancer Network of Strength)

This is a great meet for a really great cause. Over the past 2 years we have raised $3,300 for the foundation. We are hoping to build generously on that amount this year. To do this, we will be selling T-shirts, a 50/50 raffle, and we will be raffling of a really cool pink iPod with a H2O Audio Interval case so that you can swim with your iPod!

While the meet is a varsity meet, the meet cannot be successful without the help of all swimmers, divers and their families. There are many ways you can help. First and foremost we ask that all athletes attend the meet and help out in lieu of a Saturday morning practice. For parents who want to get involved, we are looking for 15-20 parents to help out for 2-2.5 hour shifts on the day of the meet. Attached to this letter please find the parent signup sheet. Please have your daughter return this to a coach by Monday September 26th. We are also asking for each athlete to donate food items for our concession stand. We would like to ask the following- Freshman – Drinks-a 12 pack of pop, a case of water, Gatorade, etc. Sophomores-  a healthy snack-individually packaged granola bars, Fruit bars, etc, Juniors- Individual small bags of chips, pretzels, etc , Seniors-Something sweet like individually wrapped cookies, deserts, candy, etc. Our concession stand is our only team fundraiser of the year and helps to offset the cost of equipment, team gear, etc. Please have all food donations to the pool by Thursday the 29th of September.

If you have not had a chance to see this meet in person we would like to invite you to wear as much PINK as possible and come out to our pool to support our athletes and help to raise awareness of breast cancer. Thank you in advance for your help and support of our program and this wonderful cause! If you have any questions please to not hesitate to contact coach Claus at

Warm Regards,

Coach Claus

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