Sharks teaming up with Oliver Ford to raise funds for new pool
PLYMOUTH — Oliver Ford and the Plymouth Aquatics Club are joining together for a Driven To Give event on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jefferson School parking area of Plymouth Centennial Park.
For every test drive taken at the event, Lincoln and Oliver will donate $20 — and up to $6,000 if 300 test drives are taken — to the Sharks Build-A-Pool Fund. The focus of the project is to raise funds for a new indoor aquatics facility for the community.
In addition to providing the Sharks program with a new indoor facility, the proposed pool could also benefit the Plymouth High School swim program after the school closed its 35-year old pool in January of 2012 to make way for the Weidner School of Inquiry.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Plymouth Aquatics Club’s Summer Invitational Sharkfest, a chance to see local and regional team members compete. Grillers and vendors will be set up in the parking lot for additional benefits to the Build-A-Pool Fund.
Eligible test-drive participants may include anyone in the community who is 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license, and are limited to one donation per household.
Plymouth Aquatics Club is an age group competitive swimming program based out of the Culver Academies and Plymouth Centennial Park. They offer children an opportunity to grow as competitive swimmers on local, regional, and national levels.
The team is part of USA Swimming, the governing body for age group swimming nationwide. The Sharks are a registered 501(c)3 corporation in the State of Indiana, and all donations made to the club are tax deductible.
More information about the Sharkfest can be found at www.plymouthsharks.com.