Hundreds of swimmers and volunteers will make a big splash at the 35th Annual Abilities United Aquathon and on
Sunday Sept 8.
The event is scheduled from 1pm – 4 pm at the West
Valley College Nyquist Aquatic Center at 14000 Fruitvale Avenue in
Saratoga. Visit the Facebook page.
This fun-filled swim relay raises money for Abilities United services for individuals with developmental
and physical disabilities. All proceeds go directly to the lifetime of services available to these individuals and the community. We have currently raised over $50,0000 toward our $175,000 goal.
This year we celebrate Abilities United’s 50th year of services for people with developmental and physical disabilities and 35 years of Aquathons which have raised over $1 million dollars to support these services.
The event is attended by over 400 swimmers and volunteers from throughout the Peninsula and South Bay. San Jose Sharks mascot, Sharkie, will join the swimmers to make his annual “splash”, delighting children and adults alike.The Abilities United Aquathon epitomizes the vision of Abilities United, a society where all people; of all abilities; learn, live, work, and play together creating great fulfillment, benefit and unity for everyone.The Aquathon demonstrates and proves that all people, of any ability, can contribute to an effort and impact the final results.
the star Aquathon fundraisers is former Menlo Park and current Sunnyvale
native, Bill Hall, a retiree, who receives Independent Living Skills
training from Abilities United. Each year he has increased his fundraising dollars and this year his personal fundraising goal is $1,500.
Teams, made up of 6 to 8 people from all over the Bay Area, swim for 30-minutes to raise funds. Corporate matches are added to team totals. Gold and Silver Sponsors of the Abilities United Aquathon include NVIDIA, Oracle, and Intuit all of which have teams swimming in the Aquathon.