Summer is right around the corner, and with that comes a popular activity among children and adults alike: swimming!
It’s important to keep our children safe as they swim, which is why the Kiwanis Club of Galt utilized a Pediatric Trauma Prevention (PTP) grant from the Foundation to offer swimming lessons to underprivileged children in their community during their “Kiwanis Day at the Pool” event on June 9, 2018.
With the help of a PTP grant from the Foundation, the club was able to provide 218 children with admission to the city’s public pool, swimming lessons, and a barbecue lunch – all at no cost to them. “A lot of these children were underprivileged and would normally be unable to afford a day at the pool,” said Liz Haglund, President of the Kiwanis Club of Galt.
The event was such a success that the club actually went over their projected entrance numbers! The children loved the event, and their parents were very appreciative of the club, with many of them stating that their children had never had swim lessons until this event.
“We had a family come thank us as they could not normally afford for the children to swim at the public pool. It was very rewarding to help children in need,” shared Liz.