Why this Cause?
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1-14 years, and the fifth leading cause for people of all ages. Everyday about 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. For every child who dies from drowning another five receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. We want to raise awareness of this issue and to prevent this from happening to children in the Upstate community.
Our goal is to raise funds and support local swim organizations in their ability to provide swim lessons to at-risk and underprivileged children.
Swim for a Cause...
Sign up and participate in a beautiful Charity Open Water Swim with the majestic sights of Lake Jocassee. You may participate by swimming in the event, volunteering, raising donations or being a sponsor. All proceeds from this swim will be used to provide scholarships to children in need of swim lessons and to promote drowning prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [cited 2012 May 3].
Bringing swimmers together to save children's lives.
To host annual fun charity events to make a measurable difference in childhood drowning by raising funds to provide free swim lessons for at-risk and underprivileged youth in our communities.
To partner with swim facilities and organizations to educate and raise awareness towards water safety to help prevent childhood drowning.
If you have an idea for an event to raise funds for our charity we want to hear from you.
(Sports events, Concerts, Private & Corporate functions, Auctions,
5K Walk/Run, Casino Night, Local Artist auction, Gala, Virtual events, Golf tournament)
"Your involvement today may save a child's life tomorrow"
Steven Scott - Executive Director
Ph.: 864-349-7615 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upstate Splash is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.
All donations are tax deductible
Tax ID Number: 81-1281965