Student Association Avalon is coming up with a hugely unique and sporty initiative. On the night of April 30 to May 1, they are organizing a swimming marathon where they will raise money for charity. This tough challenge is open to everyone. Unfortunately, the registration is already closed, but you can always contribute in another way! We spoke with the organization of this event. You can read below what the event is about and how you can contribute.
WHAT DOES YOUR EVENT ENTAIL?
During Swimming for Charity (SfC) we organize a night marathon from 20:00 to 8:00 on the night of April 30 to May 1. The intention is that the swimmers in relay form swim as much as possible in this time and thus raise money. This money will then go to the Red Cross in Ukraine. This is how we are in contact with Student Red Cross Tilburg for the event.
HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA?
We came to the idea of SfC, because our board knows some administrators of Student Desk Red Cross Tilburg. We had a drink with them and came up with the idea of organizing a benefit event to raise money for the Red Cross. In June, Avalon will organize an NSZK (Dutch Student Swimming Championship) in Tilburg for the first time. For this, we had a meeting with the manager of Drieburcht and he liked the idea of an NSZK so much that he proposed another event: a swimming night marathon. Then we thought of 1+1=2 and set up a committee to organize the event.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
You can contribute to the event in many different ways. For example, you can participate yourself, although registrations are already closed. You can of course come and watch and have a party with your friends. Furthermore, you can sponsor in various ways. In addition to sponsoring money, you can provide breakfast for the swimmers. We also have a portal where people around the event can donate money, which then goes directly to the Red Cross in Ukraine. So there are several ways to make the event a success!
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR A BEER ALONG THE SIDE?
For the people along the side, the hospitality area in the pool is open until 3 am. Here beer, soft drinks and wine can be consumed. In addition, there is a DJ and a photobooth for some variety besides encouraging the swimmers. We are also organizing other activities, so there is more than enough to do during the night marathon!
Take a look on the instagram of Avalon for more information