Lake Lanier, GA – Ten students and one coach represented Grady in the water on Saturday, September 28 at Swim Across America’s Atlanta Open Water Swim, raising $4,220 as a team for cancer research. Nearly 50 high schools, club teams, and other organizations fielded teams in the annual event.
Swim Across America hosts charity swims and other events in cities all across the country, raising more than $80 million toward clinical trials and research since 1987. Proceeds from this year’s Atlanta event ($565,000+) will benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“I’m extremely proud of Grady Swimming for stepping up to participate in this wonderful event. For our first year, we really did a great job in terms of participation and fundraising,” said Coach Brad Hodges. “And the coolest thing is that our involvement was totally swimmer-initiated. They got the ball rolling and handled all the organization and publicity. I participated in last year’s swim so I knew that it was a fun, well-run fundraiser for a great cause. I was thrilled to be able swim this year as part of the Grady Swimming team!”
Donations are still being accepted, so to contribute or find out more information about the event visit here.
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