So what are we really doing Saturday night, 6 - 9pm?
We're raising money. And seeing if Ryan can beat Glenn (see below).
Remember the movie ‘The Blues Brothers,’ where Jake and Elwood need to raise $5,000 to keep their orphanage from closing, so they throw a concert, perform two songs, and run? That’s Saturday night, minus the sunglasses. The party, the Family Swim Meet – it’s all just a cover. We’re raising cash.
The good news is that the orphanage won’t close if we don’t come through. But we do have a target - $2,000 - to help us pay for the motor that we repaired this season. Country Clubs would just send members a bill and tell them to pony up. But as you might have noticed, we’re not a country club. So we’re throwing a party. And coaxing Ryan to race Glenn.
We’ve kept membership rates consistent for the past few years. We’ve found creative ways to nurse along the equipment. We’ve even helped a few who were facing financial hardship. And now we’re just facing a well-anticipated end-of-year pinch. So we’re asking for your help.
So what can you do? Show up Saturday night, bring a dish to share, maybe a few brews, a couple of friends, and be ready to party. Bring the kids and come ready to swim. We’ll be staging races that you can bet on donate toward, and passing the hat. If you want, sign up for a race. It’s a clean, simple, rent party - a call for cash. And Ryan will race Glenn. Cash or check accepted.
It's open to anyone you invite - your friends, neighbors, former members, local legislators...the more, the merrier.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00-9:00pm
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Signups
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Challenge and Premiere race Auction
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Races!
email Maria to sign up for races or just come and sign up on Saturday:
Featured "Premiere" Races:
and, of course...
the Glenn vs. Ryan (WPIAL and collegiate swimmer and former lifeguard) 50-meter championship of the world!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Open Swimming - Bring a dish to share, pickanick style - Pass the hat - Wager lines Donation opportunities for each race
Thanks, everyone, for making Blackridge the best part of Summer.
See you at the pool!