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November 19, 2013 > Holiday swim for a cause

Holiday swim for a cause

Already feeling weighed down by the thought of a plentiful Thanksgiving table? Kick off your holiday with a little pre-indulgence exercise at the Hayward PlungeÕs annual Thanksgiving ÒTurkey Swim.Ó Not only a pleasurable morning swim, the event serves as a fundraiser for the Karen M. Gordin Scholarship Fund which helps student lifeguards and provides low-income families with swimming lessons for the kids.

A lifeguard for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), Karen was killed in a car accident on her way to work at the Plunge in 2001. Beloved by many, the scholarship fund pays tribute to her memory and supports aquatics in the Bay Area. Each year two $1,000 scholarships are given to college students working as lifeguards. One scholarship is provided through the Karen M. Gordon Scholarship Fund and the second through HARD. Ten applications were received this year and evaluated by a committee, which includes KarenÕs parents. Certificates and checks will be presented to the two winners at 9:30 a.m. the day of the event.

The ÒTurkey SwimÓ includes door prizes, some snacks, and lots of fun, and is attended by KarenÕs family, lifeguards - past and present - as well as many members of the community. Start your Thanksgiving in a positive, healthy way and support a wonderful local cause.

Turkey Swim
Thursday, Nov 28
8 a.m. Ð 11 a.m.
Hayward Plunge
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward
(510) 881-6703
www.haywardrec.org
$4 minimum donation

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