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From July 11th-14th, Aronimink Swim Club hosted their 3rd annual H.O.P.E. Week. The wonderful swimmers and coaches of the Aronimink Swim Team raised money by swimming laps, sellings 50/50s, and BHH merchandise. This amazing group raised over $3,700 (and counting!) for local families with cancer!
This event lasted an entire week filled with two swim meets, swimming, dancing, and fun! Throughout the week the kids learned about 4 different values that started formed the letter H.O.P.E. They learned about Honor by purchasing a BHH swim cap, so as they were swimming they were reminded of people battling cancer. They demonstrated optimism on the second day by making notes of Hope and making bracelets, letting the families know that someone was thinking about them. On the third day they expressed Perseverance by dedicating their swim meet to someone they know who is affected by cancer and showing them that Hope floats. On the last day they exhibited Energy by having a lap-a-thon dance party to celebrate all of their fundraising efforts throughout the week!
During the Laps of Hope dance party, ASC Swim Coach, Patrick Maguire, was asked if he enjoyed H.O.P.E. Week.
It’s incredible to see not only the kids get excited for the week, but also the coaches! The coaches of the Aronimink Swim Team do an amazing job of getting the kids excited to raise money and swim laps for families with cancer.
Stephanie Viola, Head Coach at ASC and great friend of BHH, says…
It’s inspiring to see all the coaches get so excited for H.O.P.E Week and want to support families. But, the kids also play a huge part in providing unexpected amazingness throughout the week. Kids spend the entire week raising money and swimming laps.
Chiara Mancuso is a member of the Aronimink Swim Team, and was asked how she personally contributed to H.O.P.E. Week.
“Well, yesterday at our swim meet I bought a Bringing Hope Home swim cap for $10, and then today I donated $50 to Brining Hope Home. I also bought a pair of sunglasses for $7.”
Just like Chiara Mancuso, many of the kids bought BHH swag, fundraised, and swam lap of hope for our amazing families.
It’s safe to say that the Aronimink Swim Club’s H.O.P.E. was filled with unexpected amazingness! Bringing Hope Home would like to thank the swimmers and the coaches for being truly incredible supporters!