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November 19, 2020 - Item Donations Needed for DEI Committee Silent Auction

Dear Pacific Swimming Community and Club Leadership:

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is reaching out with some information about how to get involved in the upcoming Silent Auction to support Diversity and Inclusion efforts within Pacific Swimming!

PacSwim DEI works to lead the way in creating more diversity in the sport of swimming and to support athletes for whom swimming participation might otherwise be financially prohibitive. We hope you will join our effort to uplift our mission and support our Pacific Swimming athletes and teams.

All of the funds raised from this Silent Auction will directly support Pacific Swimming athletes and teams through team grants, meet or travel support, team dues subsidies, and camp and education events for swimmers and coaches!

Our goal is to raise $25,000. The DEI silent auction team is actively working to contact over 500 local businesses within our Pacific Swimming geographic area. We hope to receive additional donations from our Pacific Swimming community leaders who may have items to contribute or personal / professional contacts who can help support our auction.

Please consider making a donation to the DEI Silent Auction Fundraiser or using your personal / professional contacts to help amplify our call for donations.

We are most specifically looking for the following types of donations. If you have other ideas, please reach out directly.

  1. Gift Certificates and / or Gift Cards
  2. New Tech Suits, Practice Suits, and Gear Backpacks
  3. New USA or Pacific Swimming Caps or Gear
  4. Swimming and / or Professional Sports Memorabilia
  5. Vacation Homes (Beach / Ski /…) for a long weekend or week
  6. A round of golf at a private course
  7. Unopened toys or other unused items

Note: Gift cards or gift certificates you may have acquired over the years but never use, are perfect donations!

If you would like to assist with connecting to neighborhood businesses you frequent or to the relevant personal or professional contacts you may have, please consider assisting in one of the following ways. Our success rate is significantly higher if the request comes from a person who is directly connected with an individual or business.

Signed Sports / Swimming Memorabilia: Your direct connection to professional and high performance athletes! We can provide a poster, cap, or other item to get signed, please follow up directly about this option Laura Mitchell,

Email Laura Mitchell - For our autograph / memorabilia request template.

Gift Certificates: Your direct connection to local restaurants or other professional services!

Email Laura Mitchell - For our local business request template.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, our Non-Profit Tax ID is # 94-2701340.

Thank you for your support! 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Pacific Swimming