Recognizing the Shark Tank Swimmers



Board Matter
Recognizing the Shark Tank Swimmers
March 20, 2012

Madame Chairman:

I would like to recognize the Shark Tank Racing Squad for their commitment to community service, raising money for both breast cancer research and to assist needy families in our community.
Led by their coach, Patty Friedman, the 18 swimmers of the Shark Tank Racing Squad have made helping others a top priority. Participating in a recent swim marathon to raise money in support of the Washington D.C. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, they joined 28 additional swimmers to swim 220,000 meters and raise $12,000. This marks the fifth year that they have worked to raise money for Breast Cancer research and have been the fourth largest fundraisers for the Avon Walk for two consecutive years.

In addition to their excellent work raising money for breast cancer research, every year the swimmers also assist needy families through their volunteer work with Our Daily Bread in Fairfax. Last November the coach challenged her team to contact needy families directly to see how they could support them. As a group, the Shark Tank Swimmers purchased and organized groceries, hygiene materials and comfort items. In January of this year, the children delivered materials to 20 families with a total donation of $7,700.

I am very proud to have such an engaged group of young adults in the community. They challenge not only themselves but make sure to give back to those in need in our community.

Madame Chairman, I would ask that a certificate be drawn for me to present to the Shark Tank Swimmers at their March 25th meet.





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