The TigerSharks swim team is a local club that provides an organized athletic experience for children ages 4–18 in the spring and summer, develops strong swimmers, builds self-esteem and encourages youth of all ages to work together as a team. The TigerSharks contribute significantly to a safer community by providing excellent swim instruction to children of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay the registration fee. Approximately 90 local youth participated in the swim program last year.
The TigerSharks swim team is requesting $500 to help support scholarship swimmers. The team also raises funds through bake sales, t-shirt fund-raisers and parent donations, in order to break even.
Registration fees of $160 per child are paid directly to the University of the South to cover pool use, insurance, and stipends for the coaches. Expenses last year totaled $16,500, and included eight scholarships awarded. Community Chest funding is approximately 3.5 percent of the gross income for the TigerSharks.
The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.