Military Men & Women Help Raise $90,000 for Camp Sunshine!
Camp Sunshine would like to thank the swimmers, kayakers, donors and everyone who made the 2017 chapter in the Swim for Sunshine series a tremendous success. The Around the World Swim began with a 10-mile open-ocean swim around California's Coronado Island took place on April 29, 2017.
Active and former military members began their swim on the beach of the famous Hotel del Coronado at sunrise. After navigating the 50 degree waters, sea life and boat traffic in San Diego Bay, the swimmers finished in just under five hours at Il Fornaio Coronado. The Beach Landing Party gave participants a chance to mingle with event sponsors, volunteers, Camp Sunshine families and staff.
The event was inspired by SEAL Hell Week evolution of the same name, when students paddle small boats around Coronado Island. This swim symbolized the endurance and strength required by Camp Sunshine families.
With the event relocated (for this year) Camp Sunshine will use the opportunity to create more awareness for our program on the West Coast. Thanks to our matching sponsors Ralph and Suzanne Heckert and the Capital Group Companies, and Anna M. Gould, the event raised more than $90,000, which will support sending military families with ill children to Camp Sunshine.
"Just like the Camp Sunshine children and their families this event supports, this year's participants can't quit - failure is not an option!" - CDR Mike W., Event Creator.
Family Applications Online!
It’s shaping up to be another great year with many families already applying to our 2017 sessions. Updated family applications are available under the program tab. If you haven’t submitted your family application yet don’t delay- send it in today! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us. Hands up!
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