Jackrabbit Swim Kicks Off Scholarship Donations in a Big Way
Charlotte, NC | June 30, 2020 – Jackrabbit Swim, the leading provider of cloud-based class management software for swim schools, has stepped up as the first donor in the Hope Floats Foundation COVID-19 Scholarship Relief Fund. With a $5,000, dollar per dollar match, Jackrabbit Swim fully supports the Foundation’s mission to increase the number of scholarships available for local families in need to enroll their children in swim lessons.
Why is the Hope Floats Foundation COVID-19 Scholarship Relief Fund crucial now?
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under age 14. The relief fund efforts will save lives.
While swim lessons dramatically reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent (according to studies at the National Institute of Health), the pandemic-caused closures of swim schools across the country in March combined with the economic impact of COVID-19 have caused children to be at higher risk of drowning and increased the need for Hope Floats scholarship support.
Why is supporting this scholarship fund important to Jackrabbit Swim?
Jackrabbit Swim fully supports the community reach of swim schools – especially during this period when COVID-19 has caused closures and stressful financial situations for them – to help them continue to provide skills that can be life-saving ones to all children.
The Hope Floats Foundation Board of Directors has designated more than $15,000 to launch a national COVID-19 Scholarship Relief fund which will be combined with local fundraising to reach as many families as possible.
“Helping out through support from our company – as we’ve done by providing the swim schools using our software with significant fee discounting – or by leading the fundraising charge for the Hope Floats Foundation, is critical in swim schools’ reopening efforts as quarantines are lifting across our country,” says Jackrabbit Swim co-founder and CEO, Mark Mahoney.
In addition to supporting the Hope Floats Foundation COVID-19 Scholarship Relief Fund, Jackrabbit Swim also supports the United States Swim School Association in its efforts to provide continuous support and resources to its member swim schools.
Cindy Tonnesen, founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hope Floats Foundation and co-owner of SwimKids Swim Schools notes, “As swim schools across the country begin to reopen, Hope Floats is committed to helping local families in need with the scholarship support necessary to enroll their children in swim lessons.”
Jackrabbit encourages helping in efforts to save lives by donating to this fund. To make your gift online, please click here. If you prefer to donate by check, please mail it to Hope Floats Foundation at 14531 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192.
About the Hope Floats Foundation
Hope Floats Foundation, founded in 2016, is a national nonprofit organization. Its mission is to prevent drownings by providing scholarships for swim lessons. Hope Floats partners with local communities to offer financial need-based scholarships in over 180 swim school locations in 29 states. Hope Floats provides thousands of swim lessons for children who otherwise do not have access. For more information about Hope Floats Foundation, please click here.