Silver Dolphins Raise Money for Swimming Program
- May 6, 2016
- Posted by: Celia Rutledge
- Category: Happenings
Silver Dolphins, a swimming organization for seniors, meets three times per week at the Downtown Clubhouse to use the indoor heated pool, where the group offers water aerobics and lap classes. For the first time, the Silver Dolphins organized a fundraiser that will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County’s Stingray swim team.
Doug Boling, board president of the Silver Dolphins, said he expected the organization, which has about 90 members, could raise about $250. But the club actually has raised nearly $700 and hopes to double that amount by selling drawing tickets for a dolphin quilt stitched by Silver Dolphin member Ann Rauen.
“I love to quilt, so I’m glad I get to do something that helps the Club,” Ann said. “I’m glad they will use the funds to support their swimming program. Too many children don’t know how to swim.”
The drawing for the quilt will be June 30. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Downtown Clubhouse, where the quilt is on display. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10, five for $15 and 10 for $20.