TYR Sport is proud to support The Mac Crutchfield Foundation and all of its initiatives to develop pro-swimming programs and promote health, fun and safety in the water.
Established in 2009 to honor the life and passion of twelve-year-old Mac Crutchfield, The Mac Crutchfield Foundation is dedicated to keeping Mac’s love for the water alive by inspiring everyone to swim. On April 14, 2018, TYR Sport will work in conjunction with team TYR athlete Ryan Lochte to support the 10th Annual Mac Crutchfield Dinner and Auction hosted by Windermere Laker Aquatics in Windermere, Florida.
In addition to swim clinics with some of the world’s top athletes, a portion of the evening will be dedicated to silent and live auctions of swimming memorabilia. All auction funds will go directly to drowning prevention programs and events, as well as the Special Olympics.
“We are truly in awe of the love and support we have received from the TYR Family, and we are proud to call them a part of ours,” began Mac Crutchfield Foundation Founder Maggie Crutchfield. “The impact we are going to have on drowning prevention and helping individuals to develop a love for the water is expanding beyond the state of Florida, and we thank TYR Sport for their part in that.”
Alex Dehner, Head Coach of Windermere Laker Aquatics and a former friend of Mac’s, shared in the sentiment stating, “It’s an honor to know that by hosting this event we can help support drowning prevention awareness and the Special Olympics, all the while teaching kids about my friend, and his love for swimming. We’re excited to be working with TYR to bring Mac’s passions to life.”
“It is humbling to see firsthand how deeply Mac has impacted the swim community,” began TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “He has been embraced not only because of his story but also because of the passion he had for the things he loved. The Foundation’s success is a true testament to Mac’s family and their ability to transform unthinkable tragedy into service for the world. As a brand, we are incredibly proud to share in their cause.”
For more information on how to donate, sponsor or participate in a Mac Crutchfield Foundation event, click here.
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About The Mac Crutchfield Foundation
Our vision is to inspire everyone to swim. We work with our partners to create engaging programs that enable everyone to be active, have fun and stay healthy through swimming. Thousands of people are able to enjoy swimming because they have been through the Baby Otter Swim Program we partner with. Ensuring that people are safe in the water is of paramount importance to us and so we work closely with partners to keep water safety high on local and national agendas. At our heart, we are a membership organization that is dedicated to develop and support the success of pro-swimming programs and initiatives.
Press Release courtesy of TYR Sport, a SwimSwam partner.