Please help the Correa kids in supporting the Colin's Hope organization as they compete in their third triathlon. This is an amazing race for young athletes, but more importantly it supports a very important organization. We are very passionate about water safety and poolside safety. Did you know that drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5 and a leading cause for children ages 1-14. Drowning is Preventable.
The Colin's Hope organization, in just their first 10 years, has done so much to help prevent drowning:
500,000 pieces of water safety education have been distributed to parents and caregivers.
More than 3000 at-risk children have participated in Colin’s Hope's preschool Swim Safety Program.
Sponsored over 75,000 swim lessons for Texas children.
Athlete Ambassadors have raised over $600,000 towards drowning prevention and immeasurable water safety awareness.
Sponsored more than 25,000 water safety education lessons to Texas children.
More than 600 life jackets have been provided to Life Jacket Loaner Stations at Central Texas swimming areas.
Over 5,000 parents and caregivers have increased their water safety knowledge by taking the Colin’s Hope online Water Safety Quiz.
Offered quality volunteer experiences to more than 20,000 volunteers.
Central Texas volunteers have given a minimum of 78,000 hours of volunteer time valuing more than $2,000,000.
Colin's Hope has become a leading water safety and drowning prevention organization in Texas, the U.S. and across the globe.
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"!
|Shelley Mattingly||08/01/2019||$50.00||Good luck! I hope my girls can join you in the triathlon in the coming years!|