Updated: Nov 14
Please join the Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and the Beta Lambda Sigma Charitable Foundation for our Annual Water Safety Clinic on June 10th. We will have a dry and wet clinic for participants ages 5-15 on the importance of water safety skills. We will also give a way summer swim lesson scholarships.
The Beta Lambda Sigma Charitable Foundation has given away over $1000 in scholarships since our first clinic in 2021. You do not want to miss this !
SWIM 1922, in partnership with USA Swimming, is one of SGRho’s national programs and is targeted at reducing the drowning rates of African American and Hispanic children. One way our sorority and chapter have leaned in to support this effort is by hosting swim clinics to teach youth about water safety. In turn, it is our hope that this engagement and exposure will reduce the number of African American and Hispanic youth’s fear of water and increase their knowledge and participation in swimming.
Did you know? According to USA Swimming, one month of formal swimming lessons, which reduces the risk of drowning by 88%, can cost as little as $100 per child? Your gift of $50 or more will help us meet our goal to assist 50 young people with swimming lessons, water safety training and programming for a week or longer. Furthermore, research shows 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.
Help BLS change this narrative. Will you partner with BLS to make a big splash in our community by increasing the number of swimming lessons and water safety training(s) we offer this year and in the future to our local community?
All financial donations should be directed to the Beta Lambda Sigma Charitable Foundation (BLSCF) which will assist BLS with providing these direly needed swimming lessons and life-saving water safety skills to children of color. The BLSCF is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 82-5368-58) and serves as the primary fundraising arm of BLS’s community service projects.