Camp Out for Hunger 2021
Endless Pools raised awareness with a swim-a-thon and donated $15,000
They came to swim and to lend a hand. Student athletes, triathletes, and Masters swimmers from the Greater Philadelphia area joined Endless Pools employees and pool owners. The goal: to swim 82 miles in our Performance pool to help fight hunger.
The event was the Camp Out for Hunger. For 24 years, Hall-of-Fame radio personalities Preston and Steve have hosted the fundraiser for Philabundance, the largest hunger-relief organization in the Delaware Valley. Broadcast live on 93.3 WMMR-FM, the event featured music, interviews, food donations, and periodic check-ins with Team Endless Pools.
When we reached 82 miles on the last day of the weeklong event, we donated $15,000 to Philabundance as part of our ongoing Endless Access program. The goal was based on our "Wells to Shells" challenge, swimming the distance from the event site, the Wells Fargo Center, to popular summer destination Cape May.
The Performance pool is Endless Pools' most popular upgrade. It has a smoother, larger, more adjustable current than our Original pool. Dipping into its warm waters on the chilly autumn days of the event were members of the Villanova Swim Team, French Creek Racing, November Project PHL, T3 Philly, and Bucks County Tri Club.
This year's Camp Out for Hunger delivered over $1,000,000 and 2.3 million pounds of non-perishable food to Philabundance. It's a much-needed boost to help our community members in need before the holiday season and the long winter ahead.