3rd Annual “Thanksgiving 1,000” Raises $8,500 to Feed Sacramento Families

by Riley Overend 1

November 26th, 2022 Club, News

2022 DPCC Thanksgiving Thousand

  • Nov. 24
  • Del Paso Country Club
    • Sacramento, CA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results on MeetMobile: “2022 DPCC Thanksgiving Thousand”

15-year-old Cooper Zarro hosted the third annual Thanksgiving Thousand at the Del Paso Country Club (DPCC) on Thursday, raising $8,500 for Raley’s Food for Families.

The nonprofit organization partners with Feeding America to provide one meal to local Sacramento families for each dollar raised. Zarro’s efforts added up to 8,500 meals this year thanks in part to a corporate match by Raley’s. This year’s total is nearly equal to the sum of the past two years combined.

Zarro raised the money by selling hot chocolate, meet shirts, jackets and goggles (provided by Arena). DPCC members were also able to sponsor swimmers during the race.

The fundraiser was again a dual meet between the DPCC Pirates and Spare Time Aquatics Sharks (STAS) where 35 swimmers competed in the mixed 1000-yard freestyle. 14-year-old Jordan Ragland of DPCC took first place with a time of 10:24.44.

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2 months ago

Great job!

About Riley Overend

Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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