Davies High School Swimming and Diving team to raise money for local charity in 12th annual event

Courtesy: Fargo Public Schools
Courtesy: Fargo Public Schools

(Fargo, ND) -- The 12th annual Davies Swim-A-Thon is taking place this weekend

Fargo Davies High School students grades 7-12 will be participating in a charity swim-a-thon starting on Saturday, January 21st. The team will be completing swimming and diving challenges to raise the funds for the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley, with 60% of the proceeds from the event being donated to the charity and the rest being used for swim team expenses. In the previous eleven years the Swim-A-Thon has taken place, the Davies swim team has donated $36,941 dollars to multiple local organizations and charities. 

“It has always been my goal for the program, that the athletes also give back to the community which they benefit so much from, "said Jennifer Johnson, Davies Swimming Coach, 'Additionally, the Swim-A-Thon gives them the opportunity to make and achieve goals both in and out of the pool.”

You can learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley by clicking here