LVY SWIM TEAM PARENT COMMITTEE via Crowdrise
September 11, 2015
BENEFITING: Ligonier Valley YMCA of Pennsylvania
Great news! We are able to purchase the touchpads for our timing system!!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this portion of our goal! We will continue to raise funds to update our scoreboard. We are about half way to meeting our goal and couldn't have done it without all of you. Thank you!!!
The Ligonier Valley YMCA (LVY) Swim Team Parent Organization, in conjunction with the Ligonier Valley YMCA is asking for donations to fund a new timing system and scoreboard for our pool.
Support from the community is critical to the continued success of the Ligonier Valley YMCA Youth Competitive Swim Team program. Currently, the Ligonier Valley YMCA is responsible for housing not only the LVY swim team but also the Ligonier Valley High School Swim Team, part of the Ligonier Valley School District. Our swimmers range in age from 5 to 18 years old! This year we hope to update our pool equipment, specifically the outdated scoreboard and broken timing system. Currently, times are only displayed on the scoreboard one lane at a time for our six lane pool. Often, swimmers miss seeing their times displayed on the board because the board has cycled to the next lane by the time they lift their goggles. At times, the swimmers’ finishing times are not displayed at all due to malfunctioning of our touchpads which are nearing the end of their lifespan. Only three of our six touch pads function with any regularity.
We have reviewed several quotes to replace the outdated equipment and scoreboard. The timing system and scoreboard will cost approximately $22,000 to purchase and install. In order to replace the timing system and scoreboard, the LVY Swim Team Parent Organization and the Ligonier Valley YMCA are working together to raise funds so we can continue to service our youth through the great sport of swimming. The LVY Swim Team Parent Organization and the Ligonier Valley YMCA are seeking donations toward our goal of raising the $22,000 to be used to purchase a timing system and scoreboard. Please, help sustain our organization in support of the aquatics department swim teams.
To recognize donors who help us quickly reach this lofty goal, a plaque will be placed near the pool listing the names of Gold ($5,000 or more), Silver ($2,500 - $4,999) and Bronze ($1,000 - $2,499) level donors. This plaque will remain through the life of the timing system. All donors contributing more than $25 will be recognized during our 2015/2016 swim season on the LVY Swim team website and at the first LVY Swim team home meet using the new system.
Thank you for considering our request and for supporting the Ligonier Valley YMCA and Ligonier Valley High School competitive swim teams.