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Southgate Swim Team 2008
24900 Magnolia Street
Hayward, CA 94545

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To Interested Businesses and/or Individuals:

This is to introduce you to the Southgate Penguins Swim Team. We are a non-profit organization which consists of swimmers ages 5-18, and their parents/guardians. The team's primary objective is the instruction and training of our young people to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of competitive swimming. Beyond that, the discipline, training, and accomplishments the swimmers achieve often last a lifetime. Our dedicated coaching staff and swimmers participate in summer league competitions hosted by various swim clubs and sanctioned by the East Bay Swimming League, of which Southgate Swim Team is an active member.

It takes a lot of effort on the part of our volunteers to run a swim team and they all do a terrific job. But the reality is, it also takes money. The registration fees each swimmer's family pays just barely covers the cost of operations. This is why we rely on fundraisers and donations.

There are many ways in which you can help us keep our team healthy and alive. A cash contribution to our team is one way. With your generous contribution we can buy the various supplies needed to run our meets. Another way would be to donate items to our snack bar. Each meet we sell lots of goodies such as donuts, coffee, candy snacks, sodas, fresh fruit and vegetables, hot-dogs, hamburgers and a variety of home baked food items, and we are always looking for new items to add to our menu. All the money raised by the snack bar goes to support our team.

On the following dates this year our Swim team will host a swim meet at the Southgate Swim Club located at 24900 Magnolia Street in Hayward:

Saturday, June 21st, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, June 28th, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, July 12th, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, July 19th, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

As in past years we expect between 500 and 700 people (200 swimmers plus their families) from around the East Bay Area to attend each meet. We are asking you to support the efforts of our young people by making a donation to our team. Your support will go a long way in helping your local swim team defray a portion of the cost of hosting these meets. At the same time your name and/or business will receive fine advertising and be known as a proud supporter of this good community cause. Please correspond to Darlene Gantz at the address and telephone number listed below.
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Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.

Darlene Gantz
Snack Bar Coordinator
Southgate Swim Team
1261 Radcliff Lane
Hayward, CA 94545

Non-Profit ID number available upon request.

Mailing Address: Southgate Swim Team, PO Box 390, Mt. Eden, CA 94557


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