Event Fundraising
2024 PAC Swim-A-Thon
Help PAC Swim to New Levels
APR 22
Time: 12:00 AM
EIN: 93-0959104
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Andy Funk Email
Swim-A-Thon is one of PAC’s major fundraisers for the year. Our goal for this year’s Swim-A-Thon is to raise $35,000. Swim-A-Thon is an official fundraising platform from USA Swimming. Swimmers get donations from friends, family, neighbors, etc based either on how many laps they swim (in a time period based on the level of the swimmer) or a flat donation for completing the event. Swimmers will swim their laps on Monday 4/22 or Tuesday 4/23 for their Swim-A-Thon.

The proceeds from Swim-A-Thon are distributed in the following way: 25% goes to PAC scholarship funds, 5% goes to the USA Swimming Foundation and the remaining 70% is used by PAC for other needs. In addition to supporting the sport of swimming (from recreational level to Olympic team level), the USA Swimming Foundation funds “Learn to Swim” programs that help people who might otherwise not learn the important life skill of swimming. One example of how the remaining 70% of proceeds was used in past years was to purchase and install new starting blocks for the Matt Dishman Indoor Pool, which benefits both PAC and the Portland Parks and Recreation infrastructure. Other examples of the how the remaining 70% was used include funding team travel to meets, extra operating costs (as happened during the pandemic), and building team financial reserves.

PAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 93-0959104), therefore all or part of your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.