Partner News & Updates – July
Published on July 2nd, 2018 by Jess Maffey
Do you have a new or existing swimmer interested in year-round swim? You may be surprised to learn that the Richmond Racers have been promoting competitive swimming in partnership with the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department for over 25 years. Richmond Racers is an affordable, family-fun oriented year-round US Swim Club, with approximately 100 athletes of all ages, ethnicity, and ability. Racers is parent-run team, managed by a volunteer Parent Advisory Group, operating with the support of Enrichmond. They are proud to call the city’s Swansboro Pool their home facility, and their operations are growing into other regional aquatic venues. Richmond Racers welcome anyone interested to visit the team and coaches at the pool this summer.
Friends of Ann Hardy Park – At the Highland Park Spring Break on May 12th in the Ann Hardy Park, some of the store owners were presented with checks from LISC to help with façade improvements to their businesses. The Highland Park Spring Break is their first big annual event of the year. This event was hosted by Friends of Ann Hardy Park – Richmond Guardian Angels, in partnership with the Deparment of Parks & Rec., Storefront for Community Design, Boaz & Ruth and LISC. There was food, bouncies for the kids and dancing. Thank you to everyone who came out for this awesome day!
Send-A-Kid to Camp had over $40,000 pledged this year. They have been able to give scholarships to over 100 children to attend camp, including Teen Camp, Great Summer Escape, and various Cultural Arts camps.
Richmond Speed has 7 athletes that have qualified for the USA Track and Field Region 3 meet on July 6 -8 in Hampton. Those that qualify in this meet will be able to compete in the Junior Olympics in Greensboro at the end of July. Cheers to all the racers! Check out Richmond Speed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RichmondSpeed/.