Special Olympics to Benefit from Admissions to Buncombe County Pools

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Buncombe County Special Olympics Dolphins Aquatics team at the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Beat the Heat!  Visit any one of the five Buncombe County Recreation Services outdoor pools on Friday, August 5, 2016 and support Buncombe County Special Olympics.

Chill out in the cool, blue waters of a swimming pool near you.  Admission is only $3.00 per person and all proceeds from Friday’s visits will be donated to Buncombe County Special Olympics.  Swim Club Management Group, the management company for the County pools has made this generous opportunity possible.

Swim Club Management Group has been an avid supporter of the Buncombe County Special Olympics aquatics team, the Dolphins, as they prepared for Summer Games earlier this year in High Point, NC.  Swim Club Management Group provided the Dolphins with new uniforms this year and has created space for them to sell ice cream throughout the summer as a fundraiser at the Erwin pool.

Friday’s event will support the entire Buncombe County Special Olympics program, which offers all of its programming at no cost to its athletes.  Buncombe County Special Olympics is volunteer run and donation driven.  Support of partners such as Swim Club Management Group is critical in creating opportunities that allow individuals with intellectual disabilities to understand what they can accomplish through athletics and to help the community at large overcome stereotypes and misconceptions about those with intellectual disabilities.

With summer quickly coming to a close, opportunities to enjoy fun in the sun and a refreshing swim end soon at most County pools as the season closes on August 14.

Participating Swimming Pools: Cane Creek, Erwin Community, Hominy Valley, North Buncombe, Owen.  Pool operating hours are 12:00pm – 5:45pm.  Pool location information can be found at https://www.buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/Parks/Facilities/Pools/Default.aspx.

With summer quickly coming to a close, opportunities to enjoy fun in the sun and a refreshing swim end at most County pools on August 14.

For additional information contact Lynn Pegg with Buncombe County Recreation Services (828)250-6707 or lynn.pegg@buncombecounty.org.

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