|Peer-to-Peer Campaign: 2020 Kids Triathlon|
Money Raised: $3,960.43 Campaign Goal: $55,000.00
Did you know that drowning risks are higher this year due to the changes in families' behavior brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic? Already, more than 45 Texas children have lost their lives to a fatal drowning in 2020. And, we estimate than another 200-300 have experienced a non-fatal drowning. 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, we want to make a difference! And YOU can help us do exactly that. We are participating in the 2020 Colin's Hope Virtual Kids Triathlon 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.
Our Tri will honor and celebrate all the children who have lost their lives to a fatal drowning or survived a non-fatal drowning. You can learn more about many 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 someone on our 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 allow more preschool children to receive swim safety classes and swim lessons, more families to receive water safety education, and more life jacket loaner stations at local waterfront areas to be re-stocked. Thank you for your donation and for sharing our vision of a world where children do not drown.
Wait! Before you leave this page, we also challenge you to take the mission further by doing these two things:
1) Take and share the Colin's Hope Water Safety Quiz at www.colinshope.org/quiz
2) 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 and joining us in making a difference. We are proud to be Athlete Ambassadors for water safety and drowning prevention for the Colin's Hope Kids Triathlon. As Colin used to say, Have the "Best Day Ever"!