Oceanside CA— Brian’s 2nd Annual 70.3 Party, fundraiser and silent auction will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The silent auction ends at 8:30.
The event precedes the Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon 2015, Oceanside.
The goal of this event is to raise money to teach under privileged kids to swim in Oceanside and then to get them sponsorship into the junior life guard program.
Brian Long with RE/Max Seagaze Realty-TIBHomesales.com was approached by Oceanside Lifeguards Lt. Emile Lagendijk and Sgt. Mason Turvey who along with Oceanside Firefighter Hayden Harshman and the Oceanside Firefighters Association Local 3736, saw a need in the community. So with the help of Clayton Huggins of the Jr Lifeguard Boosters and other city staff they are ready to tackle the problem.
The problem is centered on the swim test requirement to participate in the Jr. Lifeguard program. “There are many kids who would love to attend the program and it would be very beneficial for them. Unfortunately, they don’t know how to swim and do not have the means to pay for swim lessons. Regardless of desire, the inability to swim prevents them from attending.”
Currently the city has a scholarship program, but only for the summer program, not swim lessons. The funds raised at the party will help the Oceanside Junior Lifeguard Boosters provide swim lessons through the city swim program. Once these kids have learned to swim, they have a shot at passing the swim requirement and will be able to attend the summer program. The money raised for the Boosters’ program will pay for the swim lessons and the cost of the summer program.
$10 will get you an Unlimited Street Taco dinner and a beer provided by Prohibiton Brewery (more beer available with a donation) with live music from Kainga Music steel drum students
They will be accepting additional donations during the event.
The experience that will be provided to these children will be life-changing and it only happens because of you.
To learn more about the people and groups associated with this event visit their websites
- Brian Long
- Oceanside Firefighters’ Association
- Oceanside Junior Lifeguards
- Prohibition Brewing Company
- Kainga Music
- Oceanside Museum of Art
About the Jr Guard program
The Oceanside Junior Lifeguard Program offers individuals ages 9-17 the opportunity to learn beach safety and ocean lifesaving skills from experienced Oceanside Beach Lifeguards. Junior Lifeguard daily activities include education in beach and ocean safety, running and swimming activities, beach games, surfing, competitions, and a field trip to La Jolla Cove and Knotts Soak City. Junior Lifeguards will also have the opportunity to learn about tower guarding, rescue techniques, boat rescues, marine biology, oceanography, first aid, and CPR.