This will be Anna's 6th Year participating in the Colin's Hope Kids Triathlon, raising pledges in memory of Colin Holst and the many children that have sadly been taken too soon from drowning accidents. Anna's goal each year is to exceed her Fundraising Goal from the previous year and to have a ton of fun! Last year she raised just short of $1000 for this awesome cause and would love to smash this total this year!
Colin's Hope was formed in 2008 after four-year-old Colin Holst tragically drowned in a public pool with lifeguards on duty and family members present. Fueled by their desire to prevent such a tragedy from happening again and again to other families, Colin's parents founded Colin's Hope to promote water safety in their community and to educate children, parents and lifeguards on drowning prevention.
Believing that a few simple tips and rules might make a difference in the life of another child keeps them passionate about their new purpose and their angel Colin is guiding them every step of the way! Through their hope... and Colin's hope... they are finding light in the darkness. While no-one is drown-proof, drowning IS preventable!
Please consider making a pledge and help Anna achieve her fundraising goal, as she competes for the first time in the Senior Division of the Colin's Hope Triathlon and help support this amazing cause! We wish you all the "BEST DAY EVER!"
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"!
|Renee Glenn||08/26/2019||$100.00||Claire Allinson||08/25/2019||$20.00||Well done Anna, amazing amount raised for a great cause xx||Craig Smith||08/25/2019||$50.00||Well done Anna - awesome job C&M xx||Fiona & Jimmy||08/24/2019||$50.00||Well done Anna xxx||Alison Stubbs||08/24/2019||$20.00||Best of luck Anna xx||Sabrina DeFranco||08/24/2019||$20.00||You are an inspiration Anna and I'm proud to have you as my friend! Crush it at the Tri tomorrow, you've got this!!!!||Allie Dunn||08/23/2019||$25.00||Good luck, Anna!||GEOFF LINE||08/23/2019||$30.00||YOU'LL DO IT ANNA!! LOTS OF LOVE--GEOFF AND EILEEN XX||Mendy Beatty||08/23/2019||$25.00||Laura Platt||08/23/2019||$30.00||Well done Anna, you will rock it||Boyd & Lia Craig||08/23/2019||$50.00||Such an important cause! Great work Anna||Darryl Baucum||08/23/2019||$250.00||Rachael Pye||08/22/2019||$10.00||Best of luck Anna! You will smash it! Love you loads xxxx||Maureen Martin||08/22/2019||$20.00||Good luck||Caroline McEwan||08/21/2019||$25.00||Good luck Anna!||Clare Speirits||08/21/2019||$30.00||Good Luck Anna!||Caitriona Smith||08/21/2019||$20.00||Proud of you Miss Anna. You're a rockstar!||Jennifer Morrison||08/21/2019||$50.00||So proud of you, Anna & your commitment to this amazing organization.||Ella Scott||08/21/2019||$20.00||Good luck Anna! Love Ella||Angela Drennan||08/21/2019||$20.00||Good luck Anna,lots of love Aunty Angie & Uncle David. Xx||Janet VanderMeer||08/21/2019||$25.00||Good luck Anna||Gran Helen||08/16/2019||$100.00||So proud of you doing this every year Love Gran||Elli Overton||08/15/2019||$50.00||Love your love for this cause! Such a great one! You go girl!!||Prima Womack||08/15/2019||$20.00||Best of luck! Such a great thing you're doing!||Juliet Leggate||08/14/2019||$120.00||Mom and Dad are so proud of your determination each year to exceed your fundraising total! Swim fast little fish! Love you to the moon and back!❤️||Aileen Perry||08/14/2019||$20.00|