OA Swimmer Benefiting Foundation With Alcatraz Swim

first_imgCaroline Storms (Image Courtesy: Margaret Mary Health Foundation)15-year-old Caroline Storms is gearing up for quite a swim. The Oldenburg Academy sophomore will be taking part in the 11th annual Alcatraz Classic on September 28.It is a 1.5 mile swim from the Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.Storms has been swimming since she was five years old, and has been part of the Batesville Stingrays, Cincinnati Marlins and the OA swim teams.With the event under two weeks away, she says she is excited and prepared for the challenge. “I swim every morning for an hour and I try to get in a mile and half,” she said.Storms is swimming the San Francisco Bay to promote recognition and raise money for the newly formed Margaret Mary Health Foundation. So far, she has raised $7,200 and her goal and is $10,000 for the non-profit.She chose to raise money for Margaret Mary Health Foundation because “Their just starting out and I figured they could use a little help.” Perhaps another reason she chose the foundation is due to her goals. After high school she wants to pursue a medical degree.Storms is appreciative of the donations she has received. She said, “I would just like to say thank you for helping me and the foundation because it means a lot to both of us.”Only 450 people from around the world will participate in the 60 degree, shark-infested waters swim on September 28.Good Luck Caroline!If interested in donating visit:  http://mmhealth.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1077708Donations can also be sent via mail to:Mary Dickey, Executive DirectorMargaret Mary Health FoundationP.O. Box 226Batesville, IN 47006last_img

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