4th Annual Angel View Swimathon Planned for New Year's Eve Day

December 10, 2015

The Piranha Masters Swim Team will be making a splash for Angel View on Thursday, December 31, at 9 a.m. at the 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Day Swimathon.

All interested swimmers are invited to participate in the annual fundraiser for Angel View’s Outreach Program, which provides essential supports and services to nearly 500 local children with disabilities. There is no fee to swim, but participants and supporters are encouraged to donate $50-$100. Donations can be made online at: www.AngelView.org (please note “swim” in the comments field).

The Swimathon will be held at the Palm Springs Swim Center (405 South Pavilion Way). Swimmers swim 100 yards, 100 times for a total of 10,000 yards (or 400 wall touches) although there is no requirement to finish the entire distance. Participants typically finish the 10K in approximately three hours.

The event was started by Steven Erickson, CPA, managing partner of Maryanov Madsen Gordon & Campbell, after he saw it successfully executed in another city.

“Angel View is an amazing organization, and I will never stop doing what I can to help raise funds for them,” said Erickson, a former Angel View board member. “The Swimathon not only raises much needed money for Angel View, it also provides us a great way to educate the public.  We want as many swimmers as we can to join in the fun, but if you can’t swim, we still urge you to support this important event.”

“Last year the Swimathon raised over $6,000 for Angel View,” noted Dr. Walt Johnson, Angel View’s board president. “We are incredibly grateful to Steve, the Piranhas, and all the swimmers who have come out to support us!”This year Erickson hopes to raise even more; his goal is to have at least 50 swimmers participating.

Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services for people with disabilities: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which assistance to local families struggling to raise children with disabilities. Angel View resale stores in Riverside and San Bernardino counties generate vital revenues that enable the nonprofit to provide an exceptional quality of life for clients.

For more information on the Swimathon, visit www.AngelView.org or email Steven Erickson at: steven@mmgccpa.org.
For more information or to volunteer at Angel View's stores, visit: www.AngelView.org, email info@angelview.org, or call (760) 329-6471.

Maria’s Story

Maria has multiple disabilities and requires 24-hour care. But since she’s been at Angel View, she’s continued to grow in her abilities and interpersonal skills. A whole team of professionals helps her advance toward personal goals written just for her. Everything she learns helps her reach her maximum level of independence. 

Besides learning life skills, she gets to go on dozens of outings. Thanks to our caring staff and specially equipped buses, she’s an active participant in our community. 

We focus on what she has accomplished – not her limitations. She has such a happy smile and a vibrant personality. All who know her are touched by her radiance and her energy.