TEMPE, Arizona, June 3. SO far, the Save ASU Swimming movement continues to gain steam. According to numbers released today, the team has raised $425,000 overall, with a short-term goal reached.
The first year and one-time donations tally is up to $276,000, which covers at least the first year of expenses for the men's swimming team should it be reinstated. The second year of pledges is just more than $85,000 with a goal of $250,000, while the third year of pledges is just more than $55,000 with a goal of $250,000 for that year as well.
To be fully reinstated, the team must create a $5 million endowment to keep the program alive in perpetuity.
Save ASU Swimming also wants to remind everyone that Swim For The Devils takes place this weekend.
One update to the previously posted information, the prizes have changed. Instead of a semi-private lesson from Nick Brunelli, the top athlete who gets the most sponsored money, with a minimum of $1,500, will receive the following:
-Two-ticket package for Olympic Trials for all sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That athlete and one other guest will get to go to Olympic Trials!
-A free SAVE ASU SWIMMING T-shirt.
-A free SAVE ASU SWIMMING CAP signed by all members of the ASU men's team and other Olympic level alumni
-A free Speedo autograph card and USA Swimming CAP of ASU Alum, Nick Brunelli signed.
Here is a flyer for those interested in helping with Swim With The Devils.
Visit SaveASUSwimming.com for more information.