Reverse Raffle and Auction!

Tickets are available now for The Firestone High Aquatic Association (FHAA) annual Reverse Raffle and Auction! A Salute to Broadway will take place Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. George’s Fellowship Hall, 3204 Ridgewood Road, in Copley. The event features a reverse raffle with a $2,000 Grand Prize plus silent and live auctions and additional sideboard raffles. Auction items include Walt Disney World Park Hopper Passes, excellent tickets for the Feb. 11 Cavs. vs. Miami Heat game at the Q, and a stay at a Florida condo. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, dessert, open bar and one reverse raffle chance. An additional dinner is $25. All proceeds benefit the Firestone High School swimming and diving teams. For tickets, contact Joanie Cahalan at 330-416-6936 or Donations of auction items are also being accepted. To donate, contact Kathleen Folkerth at 330-865-6948.

 Kathleen Folkerth

109 Winston Road

Akron, Ohio 44313

(330) 865-6948


2014 “Kids Helping Kids” Marathon Swim – November 1st

AkronChildrensAt 6:00 on Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Firestone High School Swim & Diving Team will kick-off its Twenty-Sixth Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Marathon Swim.  The Marathon is a twelve hour event and there will be a swimmer or diver in six lanes of the Firestone High School pool for the duration of the Marathon.  The Marathon is an important part of the proud tradition of the Firestone program and the proceeds are shared by the swim/diving teams and Akron Children’s Hospital.

NICUThe Marathon has always been a lot fun and builds team unity at the start of the swim & diving season.  Even more important, the “Kids Helping Kids” campaign has provided over $153,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital since the Marathon was started twenty-six years ago.  The Firestone team’s fundraising efforts for the 2014 Marathon will support the first year of a five-year $20,000 pledge to support a pre-op waiting room in the new ambulatory care surgery center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

During October, the Firestone boys and girls will begin to solicit donations from friends, neighbors, families, local businesses and alumni, to support the Marathon on November 1st, 2014.  Each swimmer has a goal of raising $200.

If you would like to make a donation to help the team fulfill their goal, you can make a check out to the Firestone High Aquatic Association (FHAA).  For online donations via credit card, please use the PayPal “donate” button on the web-site home page at  All donations are tax deductible and no amount it too small.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause.

Spirited Swims for Falcons at Northeast District Championships

Several Falcons capped off their season with excellent swims at the Northeast District Championships. The Boys and Girls relay teams had strong showings with the Girls 200 free relay making the cut to advance to the state championships (Results).

Congratulations to the Falcon swimmers headed to the Ohio State Championship Meet: Shannon Cahalan, Carly Chelovitz, Natalie O’Brien, Clare Scantling, and Lauren Vegh.