Sunday, April 19, 2015

LAPS for TAPS - Memorial Day Community Swim Event

Are you looking for an event that can bring your community together and raise money for a great cause? Consider sponsoring a "LAPS for TAPS" swim event to raise money for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S) over Memorial Day Weekend (or any time!).

T.A.P.S. supports families who have been impacted by a death in the military regardless of geography or circumstance. The organization provides an amazing network of resources, seminars and publications at no charge to survivors from all branches of service, including Reserves and National Guard. T.A.P.S. programs and services are available not only for immediate family, but also for extended family and friends.

Our swim team’s involvement grew out of a tragedy. One of our Gator alumni, SPC Andrew Sipple, died on January 17th, 2014 in service to our country while deployed in Afghanistan. The T.A.P.S. organization was terrific to work with and provided support that helped us raise over $6,000. We held the event from 8 am to 11 am on Memorial Day with a breakfast. I’ll be happy to provide a template for how to organize this event. Please email me for details.

Catherine McCabe
Glenridge Gators Swim Team Coordinator

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