BENEFITING: QUICK WATER SWIM CLUB
In a much applauded agreement last month, Mason General Hospital and the Shelton School District committed to jointly operate the Shelton High School pool facility thus preventing the facility from closing at the end of the current school year. To keep the pool operational, several repairs need to be addressed immediately. This summer the school district plans to fix the crumbling pit lid in the mechanical room, update the pool grates to code and do some plaster repair work at a cost likely to be in excess of $100,000. Work on these repairs would need to start in early July in order to have the pool ready for use at the beginning of school in September. All money to fund these projects would need to be raised prior to the July 1.
SPLASH (Support and Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety and Health), a newly formed local nonprofit set up to assist MGH in pool fundraising efforts, is asking for community help in funding the current pool maintenance needs. Jacquie MacAlevy, president of SPLASH, says, “$100,000 is a big goal in a short amount of time, but we feel as a community working together we can make this happen. There is a lot of support and passion for the pool. Our children and community members deserve to have this valuable asset available when school starts. While $100,000 sounds like a lot of money, if each family gives what they can, $10, $100 or even $1000, we could easily make our goal before the July 1st target.” All money donated through this crowd funding site will go directly to the pool maintenance needs.
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