Anna and Adam love swimming and just having fun in the water in the hot Texas summer. They want to make sure that all kids can enjoy water activities and be safe while doing so. To help promote water safety and having a fun challenge in the meantime, Anna and Adam are racing in the 2019 Colin's Hope Kids Triathlon on August 25th. This is Adam's first race and Anna's second Colin's Hope Triathlon. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 but it is preventable!
Please consider helping Anna and Adam's fundraising efforts to reach (or exceed) $200 and support Colin's Hope's mission of raising water safety awareness.
Be safe and enjoy the summer!
Did you know that 91 Texas children lost their lives to a fatal drowning last year? Or that 5x as many children survived a non-fatal drowning? We didn't. So far, at least 75 Texas children (just like us) have lost their lives to a fatal drowning! Too many of those have been right here in our community. Drowning is PREVENTABLE, yet drowning is still the #1 CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL INJURY-RELATED DEATH for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14.
As young athletes (who swim...and bike and run), we want to make a difference! Guess, what? You can help us do exactly that. We are participating in the Colin's Hope Kids Triathlon on Sunday, August 25th. Over 400 of us will swim, bike and run to raise funds and awareness for drowning prevention and Colin's Hope. To learn more about how Colin's Hope is preventing drowning you can view Our Story on Facebook or YouTube.
We are TRI-ing to honor and celebrate all the children who have lost their lives to a fatal drowning or who have survived a non-fatal drowning. You can learn more about their stories here. When you read about all the children who have tragically drowned and see their faces, we know you'll want to help.
Will you please pledge your support for all of the amazing Colin's Hope Kids Triathletes and for drowning prevention by making a donation of any amount to this Colin's Hope Kids Tri Team Pledge Page. We have a goal to raise at least $15,000! It is a big goal, but we know that we can do it together! Every dollar raised means drownings prevented and lives saved. These funds will will allow more preschool children to receive swim safety classes and swim lessons, more families to receive water safety education and life jacket loaner stations at area lakes to be re-stocked. Thank you for your donation and for sharing our vision of a world where children do not drown.
Wait! We also challenge you to see how much you know about water safety by doing these two things:
Take and share the Colin's Hope Water Safety Quiz at www.colinshope.org/quiz
Talk to your kids, friends and family about water safety and changing behaviors to be safer around water.
Thank you again for supporting our efforts. We are proud to be Athlete Ambassadors for water safety and drowning prevention for the Colin's Hope Kids Triathlon. Thank you for cheering us on to make a difference. And, as Colin used to say, Have the "Best Day Ever"!
|Margaret Bishop||08/24/2019||$25.00||Good luck Anna and Adi. I hope you have the Best Day Ever tomorrow as you participate in the Colin’s Hope 2019 Triathlon. In honor of Colin, swim hard, pedal swiftly, and run fast like he always did.||Anita Csizmadia||08/24/2019||$80.00||Go Anna, go Adi! You guys rock racing for a great cause! Love you!!! Mommy and daddy||Zachary Kaler||08/09/2019||$20.00||So neat, go Anna and Adam!||Anonymous Friend||08/01/2019||$75.00||Go Adam and Anna!!!||Jennifer Harold||08/01/2019||$60.00||Way to go Anna and Adi! Thanks for fundraising for a great cause!||Gwen Zhao||08/01/2019||$20.00||Go Anna and Adam!||Austin Brewer||07/30/2019||$10.00||Go Anna and Adam!||Allison Kidwell||07/30/2019||$15.00||Good luck!|