BENEFITING: INSPIRE BY ACTION
As many of you know, Coach Iggy will be spending this 2017 Summer in the Dominican Republic, where he will be teaming up with InspireDR of Cabarete in an effort to give their boys an Aquatic Experience like they've NEVER had. In fact, Coach Iggy is already abroad making the preparations necessary for a successful program. Over the course of the summer, Coach Iggy will be volunteering his time as Head Coach of InspireDR's Aquatic Program. In addition to his time, Coach Iggy is personally donating $200 in an effort to get the fundraising ball rolling.
The Need for a Aquatic Program in Cabarete
With its North Coast region having the most consistent and dangerous conditions, the Dominican Republic has an incredibly high drowning rate. Unfortunately, very few people in the area know how to swim. To make matters worse, they don't have sufficient knowledge of the ocean, rip currents, and it's waves. As a result, most people won't be able to handle themselves if they find themselves in a dangerous aquatic situation.
The beach conditions that cause too many drowning’s on the north coast are completely manageable by people who receive proper swim training. For this reason alone, the need for the youth to learn to swim and participate in InspireDR's Aquatic Program is critical.
Coach Iggy's Goal
Coach Iggy's overall goal is to minimize drowning deaths in the waters of the local beaches in Cabarete....PERIOD!
First step in achieving his goal is simple.....create opportunities and experiences for the boys of InspireDR to LEARN TO SWIM!
Who is InspireDR?
InspireDR is a Boys Club in Cabarete. The Club is a positive place where boys ages 8 to 15 can learn practical life skills and values.
They encourage communication and cooperation through sports, team-building exercises and other fun activities.
They explain the benefits of a clean community and lead through example by conducting monthly beach and roadside clean-up projects. They always stress the importance of giving back to the community.
Their mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire their boys to develop into productive and responsible citizens.
They teach English and other skills in order to create more career opportunities for the boys in the future. In addition, they promote a healthy lifestyle through proper eating habits and routine physical activity.
Click on the link below for an up close and personal look at the staff and boys of InspireDR.
InspireDR's Aquatic Program Powered By TKA
This summer, and with Coach Iggy's guidance, InspireDR's focus will be specifically on swimming and providing water activities to the boys of Cabarete.
InspireDR rewards good behavior with fun and educational excursions. So, only the best behaved in their program will be given the chance to participate and qualify for their Aquatic Program.
InspireDR's programs, including this one with Coach Iggy, is available at NO CHARGE to Dominicans and Haitians. They are a non-for profit organization. In order for their programs to be successful, they receive assistance from the local community and its supportive role models to provide positive experiences like this.