November 13, 2012 > Karen M. Gordin Turkey Swim
Karen M. Gordin Turkey Swim
Submitted By Cody George
The start of November means fall is in the air, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is also time for the 11th annual Karen M. Gordin Turkey Swim. Every Thanksgiving Day, the Hayward Plunge staff sets aside this day to raise money for the Karen M. Gordin Scholarship Fund. Karen was a lifeguard for the District who was tragically killed in a car crash in 2001. She was very much loved at the Hayward Plunge, and we want to carry on her name and the values she held on to.
The scholarship is given to two individuals who are currently certified lifeguards and in school working towards his/her goals. Between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. the scholarship committee will be awarding two $1,000 checks to the award recipients. One of the checks is donated by the Greater Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Foundation, and the other by the Scholarship Fund itself, which is completely funded by donations.
Throughout the remainder of the morning, patrons can swim laps as well as receive assorted prizes and giveaways. Come burn calories in the morning to make room for all that turkey, while supporting a good cause. We ask for a minimum $4 donation. All donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to The Karen M. Gordin Scholarship Fund, and mailed or hand delivered to: Hayward Plunge, 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. 94541.
Karen Gordin Turkey Swim
Thursday, Nov 22
Lap Swim: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward