Feb. 6, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn University will host a special program as part of the "Swim Quick" national open invitation fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. The "Swim Quick" event, which has been organized by Swim Across America, pays tribute to Auburn swimming and diving head coach Richard Quick, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor.
The program will take place from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Aquatics Center. A complete schedule of events follows.
Swim Across America, Inc., is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events. Although everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the event in Auburn, those unable to attend can still participate in "Swim Quick" by swimming in any pool in Quick's honor or donating to the Richard Quick Endowment.
For more information on the event, to register to swim or to make a donation to the cause, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/swimquick. In addition to donating online, donations can be made by sending a check made payable to "Swim Across America" and noting Richard Quick in the memo line and mailing to Swim Across America, One International Place, Suite 4600, Boston, MA, 02110.
Swim Across America also has the following incentives for giving: For gifts of $100, receive an SAA bathing cap. For gifts of $250, receive a limited edition, SAA Richard Quick t-shirt and bathing cap. For gifts of $500, receive a Vineyard Vines baseball cap, the T-shirt and the batching cap. For any gift over $1000, you will receive an exclusive Swim Across America iPod shuffle, the t-shirt, the cap and the Vineyard Vines cap.
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:00 Check-in and registration (upper level Aquatics Center)
Everyone who wants to swim must sign the waiver form (children
under 18 must have a parent’s signature).
9:00-9:10 Welcome and opening remarks
9:10-9:20 Walk down to pool deck
9:20-9:25 Tribute to Richard Quick
Join in to send Richard positive thoughts, prayers and energy
9:25-9:50 Swim Quick – Those individuals who wish to swim in Richard’s honor
can enter the pool at this time. The men’s and women’s swim team
coaches and student-athletes will be the hosts for the swimming event.
Swim Quick Cards – Anyone not swimming can sign cards provided
to send Richard and his family words of support.
Join the teams and conclude the day with a cheer for Coach Quick.