The Waukee High School boys' swim team will hold its first Swim for the Cure meet on Thursday Jan. 10 during the home meet against Southeast Polk, according to a news release.
The meet starts at 5 p.m. at the Waukee Family YMCA, 210 N. Warrior Lane.
Although this is only third year for the Waukee High School swimming program, the boys' team is currently ranked seventh in the state with all three relays and numerous events in the top 24, according to the school district website.
“We have relied on the generosity of our local business and supporters,” head coach Daniel Briggs said. “We have tried to give back through team socials and nights out with the team. Now we are reaching out with hopes the community will help us in the endeavor to fund cancer research to find a cure.”
You can Help:
- Sponsor an Event: For a $20 donation to Waukee boys' swimming you could be a sponsor for one of the 11 events. Your name or business name would be announced at the beginning of the race (both JV and Varsity) and your logo would be displayed throughout the night.
- “Chuck-A-Duck”: Spectators can buy a rubber duck for $1 each and certain numbered ducks have a prize they win automatically. Businesses can participate by donating prizes to hand out like a free game of bowling, free ice cream cones, free appetizer or gift cards.
- Cancer Survivors and Lives Remembered: By donating $10 families can add the name of their family member or friend who either survived cancer or whose life was claimed by the disease. Names will be scrolled on the video/scoreboard throughout the meet.
- Donate: If you would just like to donate to the cause or have your business recognized, organizers will accept any amount of monetary donation and you/your business would be included in the final amount gifted to cancer research. Your advertisement will be added to the meet program, as well as any message you would like to include.
For more information or to get involved, contact Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donated items need to be turned in by Jan. 9.