This week we presented the students of Potsdam Central School with the Swim a Mile for Hospice trophy at their final home meet of the season. The trophy goes to the school which raises the most money in support of Swim a Mile for Hospice. Potsdam Central will once again proudly display the trophy for the entire year! Together they raised more than $1,500 to support our event total of nearly $33,000. Its amazing to see the efforts of these young people in support of Hospice. I...n addition to those participating, Potsdam Central Coach Michelle Garrow was a member of the committee that founded Swim a Mile for Hospice. Since it began she has been instrumental in organizing the event at Postwood, securing volunteer lifeguards, organizing the safety team and creating our swim pods. We thank Potsdam Central for all of their contributions over the past 8 years. We couldn't have done all of this without you. You are fine athletes and community members. We hope to see you next year!!!!
Hi Everyone!!! Our additional order for Swim merchandise has arrived!!! If we owed you a t- shirt, sweat shirt or towel from the event its here at the Hospice Center for pick up!!!! Thanks again to all who joined us this year. We have big flippers to fill, we hope you'll join us in 2018!!!!
The sand has settled and the last few donations are trickling in. As the last dollars are being counted the total has soared to more than $32,000. We continue to be amazed at the success of Swim a Mile for Hospice 2017 and we thank you all for being such a big part of something so special. The effect of your involvement in Swim a Mile for Hospice will be felt for a very long time. Thank you again for all you have done to support Hospice and our community. Its safe to say, we lived Saturday, August 5th to the fullest!!!
We are absolutely AMAZED. Although it was uncertain this morning, as the swim approached the weather began to clear. Conditions weren't perfect, but our participants and volunteers stuck with us. It was a record year as 88 swimmers took to the water and helped us raise more than $30,000!!!! We've been striving to reach that goal for many years and with your help we did it this year!!!! Thanks to our event sponsors, our swimmers, those who supported them with many, many donations, our volunteers and all who had a hand in the event today. We can all agree it was a very special morning. THANK YOU for bringing this support to our organization and entrusting us to put your money to work caring for your family and friends. Our community is absolutely incredible.
Many thanks to Chris and John from Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad for bringing their boat out to set up the course!!! We managed to get most of the buoys in just as the thunder and lightning hit. This event truly takes an entire community to put on and make successful. We are so grateful to everyone who has a hand in it. The weather looks like it will hold for tomorrow morning, but keep those fingers crossed!!!!
Swim merchandise has arrived!!! Hospice care is brighter because of all of you, so you deserve to stand out!!! Keep doing a sun dance or whatever you think will bring good weather for a few hours Saturday morning!!!
If you like the looks of these t- shirts visit www.swimamileforhospice.org to register. It will only cost you a half mile or mile swim...no big deal. You won't regret being part of this amazing event!
Why do you swim? This is one of many heartfelt statements from one of our swimmers. The feelings experienced on the beach throughout the morning are almost impossible to describe. Join us August 5th to see something truly special.
"I participate for many reasons not the least of which is that swim day creates much joy for me. Seeing so many people come out to support Hospice raises my spirits and . As I make my way around the course I think especially of my brother who died when we were kids and the fun times we had in the water."
The deadline to register to be guaranteed a t- shirt on the day of the event is quickly approaching!!! You don't want to miss out this year!!!
Winner, winner Hospice swimmer.....Brandy LaBier Thompson you were the first correct guess (aside from Michelle Garrow who has an unfair advantage)!!!! Thanks to everyone for your guesses, we like the ones who were thinking positively with temps in the high 70-80!!!! There is still lots of time for it to warm up!!! Visit www.swimamileforhospice.org to register, volunteer or donate today!!!!
Can you guess the water temperature at Postwood Park on Friday afternoon? The first comment with the correct guess wins last year's Swim a Mile for Hospice sweatshirt!!!! The temperature and winner will be announced Monday. In the meantime, hop on over to www.swimamileforhospice.org to register, boat or volunteer today!!!
Help us hit a big milestone this year!!! We are working toward reaching $200,000 as our lifetime event total (just 8 years)!!!! We can do it with your help!!!! Visit www.swimamileforhospice.org to register today. We also need the help of many canoes and kayaks to keep an eye on our swimmers as they make their way around the course. There are many ways to be involved in this great event to support Hospice!!!!