2016 “Kids Helping Kids” Marathon Swim – November 5th

AkronChildrensAt 6:00 on Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Firestone High School Swim & Diving Team will kick-off its Twenty-Eight 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 $163,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital since the Marathon was started twenty-eight years ago.  The Firestone team’s fundraising efforts for the 2016 Marathon will support the third 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 5th, 2016.  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 www.firestoneswimming.org.  All donations are tax deductible and no amount it too small.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause.

2017 FHAA Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction

Join us for the Firestone High Aquatic Association’s (FHAA) Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction! Our Hawaiian Luau themed event will take place Saturday, Jan. 21st from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. George’s Fellowship Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, in Copley. Join us a for a fun-filled evening with Chad Miller from 91.3 The Summit as our emcee, a reverse raffle with a $2,000 grand prize plus silent and live auctions and additional sideboard raffles. 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 Carrie Searle at 330-338-5323 or gobobcat@aol.com. See you there!

FHAA Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction

Join us for the Firestone High Aquatic Association’s (FHAA) Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction! A Night on Bourbon Street will take place Jan. 23 from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. George’s Fellowship Center, 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. 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 Carrie Searle at 330-338-5323 or gobobcat@aol.com. See you there!

Aloha, Akron!!!

Aloha and Happy New Year – A reminder to all that the annual FHAA Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday, Jan 28. We need all families to participate, invite friends and family for a fun night out with dinner, open bar and exciting auction items. Tickets are $65 per person for a raffle ticket with a chance to win $1500, dinner and open bar. An additional $20 will get dinner and open bar for spouse or friend.

Please solicit auction items from businesses OR provide an imaginative item on your own. The Silent Auction is FHAA’s largest fundraiser that provides the swim program with bus travel, food and swimsuits.

Additional tickets can be purchased by contacting Jane Hardman at 330-836-5392 or mhardman@neo.rr.com

Aloha