With the Freeze came great news for summer = a grant for Aquatic Jamborees, playing well with others
As the coldest days arrived, so too came great news of a grant of more than $7K.
This award will support our efforts of "playing well with others" at community swim pools. SKWIM USA, a nonprofit that helps to promote swimming, fitness, sportsmanship and game-play get the funding to obtain equipment and host Aquatic Jamboree events this summer in Pittsburgh.
With the spending of other people's money come a big splash of responsibility. So, I'm interested in connecting now to prepare to engage with you, your families, your friends neighbors, organizations and even business contacts.
All ages and all swim abilities are welcome as we play SKWIM at Aquatic Jamborees, but we need to rally more political will to participate and venture out of our comfort zones -- for the sake of fun and fitness.
Can we get your team down to the Northside or Hill District to compete? Or, can we bring our game and perhaps a squad to your summer pool?
Chime in via Mark@SKWIMusa.org
Other community news, Catherine is taking the stage to tell a story this Saturday at the UU Church of the South Hills, Sunnyhill.org.
The coffee-house proceeds benefit their youth-group trip.
A video of Catherine's story telling from The Moth surfaced.
Her performance from New Hampshire graced a stage that once featured Mark Twain. (Watch, 12-minutes.)
Stretching to Baltimore this Sunday night, Catherine and Grant both get to share the podium with a former Olympian and WNBA (basketball) star, Tamika Catchings, as they present about HEARING in SPORTS.
If you are in that vicinity, or a coach any sport and want to better engage with those with hearing issues, check out the ebook, Time Out! I Didn't Hear You.
More at https://Time.CLOH.org
Hope to see or hear from you soon.