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Special Olympics “Swim & Fin” Planned on March 28, 2015

February 16, 2015, 6:30 PM HST
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Special Olympics "Swim & Fin" courtesy photo.

Special Olympics “Swim & Fin” courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Special Olympics organization on Maui will host its second annual Swim & Fin benefit fundraiser on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kīhei Aquatics Center.

This public community event welcomes all swimmers of all ages to join in for a fun-filled morning.

“It’s a great way to train, exercise, show your support for your community, and just have fun,” said Professional Swimming Coach, Marie White in an event announcement. “Whether you swim recreationally, are on a school or private team, we want you to join us.”

Each entrant must collect a minimum donation entry fee of $35 which includes a commemorative t-shirt and light refreshments. Entrants will swim based on their age group, and prizes will be awarded in various categories. All age categories and swim levels are welcome to attend and participate.

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Details and rules are available on the entry form, which is available by contacting Toni Rojas, parent volunteer and event co-chairperson at [email protected] or 344-8880.

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Entries are due March 21 and donations due on the day of the event.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Maui is an accredited area program of Special Olympics Hawaiʻi, a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization.

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