Hello!You know me, always swimming, right? Well, hopefully you also know that I’m always looking for a way to Give Back. In 2013, I started swimming and racing as a part of the LIVE UNCOMMON Race Team and my efforts benefit theplace2be and the LIVE UNCOMMON Scholarship fund!Since I started my LU Race Team journey, I have been helped by so many generous Family and Friends - and have raised over $2,500 already - thank you! Some of that money has been disbursed already to thePlace2be in their time of need - they issued a call for help when their microwave / stove became non-functioning. We purchased an awesome, durable appliance for them - thank you again!I strongly believe in both of these non-profit charities – theplace2be and LIVE UNCOMMON -- and so swimming and racing for their causes is highly motivating and rewarding. Both charities do so much good for causes very personal to me.I chose theplace2be as my Charity of Choice because I know that a lot of kids in its area really need help and this charity doesn't have enough money to help them. When I see homeless kids on the street I feel so badly for them, especially when it's winter, and I know theplace2be can help them and provides a place for them. Along with that, in middle school one of my sister's friends was living in her car and didn't tell anyone, and I think that if theplace2be gets enough support that they can save people like her. Theplace2be is a homeless shelter for area youth and it is located in downtown Rock Island.LIVE UNCOMMON does a lot of good stuff locally, like awarding lots of scholarship monies, raising awareness and funds for a diversity of charities, and inspiring and celebrating people like me who reach higher, dream bigger, make a difference by Giving Back. So now you know that in 2013 I’m hitting the pool for a reason far bigger than ever before. I’m swimming for a bigger purpose than my own fitness and even my own sense of accomplishment. I am swimming to change the World. Yep, that’s what I said – I am swimming to change the World. I have recently raised my personal goal to $5,000. It would mean a lot to me if you would help me help theplace2be and all those who need one – a safe place to be!Literally every penny counts, so please know that I appreciate whatever you can do!Again, thank you very much and see you on the pool deck! Christy :)
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