Sunday, January 30, 2011

Triangle Aquatic Center hosts the AquaGala

The Triangle Aquatic Center hosts the AquaGala: Celebrating the benefits of aquatic programming around the Triangle

Cary, NC – January 28, 2011 The Triangle Aquatic Center celebrates the many benefits of aquatics programming for the community by hosting the first annual AquaGala on Saturday evening, February 26. The AquaGala is open to the public, with tickets available for sale at the Curran Aquatic Center or online at Guests include families involved in aquatic programs, representatives from many Triangle area businesses and government, aquatic programs and facilities, program participants including competitive, masters, fitness, novice and recreational swimmers and water safety professionals.

The AquaGala evening includes a pool side soiree with a wine reception and dinner presented by Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano in Cary, music, a silent auction and live auction. Featured auction items include a suite for a Carolina Hurricanes game, American Airlines tickets, Umstead Hotel accommodations, Josh Hamilton and Cullen Jones memorabilia, Cary Towne Center Gifts, Prestonwood Country Club Golf outing, and gifts from Total Wine to name just a few.

“I am looking forward to a really fun evening celebrating TAC”, said Steve Daniels, volunteer Triangle Aquatic Center Advisory Board member and celebrity auctioneer for the AquaGala. “TAC is an important part of the community that does not receive get any public funding. This is a chance for the community to give back and help TAC reach more people through its water safety and fitness programs.” Daniels, will lead not only a festive evening, but one with a clearly defined goal to raise awareness about the community benefits of quality aquatic programming and raise funds to support those much needed programs.

All proceeds benefit the Triangle Aquatic Center and its “Make A Splash” program, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation to save lives and teach every child in America how to swim.

AquaGala, Saturday, February 26th, 2011 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, NC The deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday February 15. For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities contact Alisa Wright Colopy at (919) 673-4685 or

The Triangle Aquatic Center is a nonprofit charitable organization with a mission to build and operate public aquatic facilities for the health, safety, recreation and competition needs of Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations. TAC was founded in 2002 to address the year-round public aquatic facility needs of the Triangle community and opened its first public aquatic facility, the Curran Aquatic Center, in Cary on October 28, 2007.

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