As of Monday, SPLASH of Mason County (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health), in conjunction with Mason General Hospital Foundation, has raised over $94,000 for capital repairs at the Shelton High School pool.
“We are very close to our fundraising goal of $100,000 with about a week to go. We appreciate the outpouring of community support and we thank everyone who has donated to the pool,” said Jacquie MacAlevy, president of SPLASH. “We’re getting down to the end, and I want to encourage everyone who wants to help to do so right away.”
SPLASH’s donation drive will run through the end of the month.
Funds currently being raised will go toward immediate capital repairs needed at the pool facility. It is understood that plans to replace the grates at the bottom of the pool have been given approval and are scheduled to begin in August. In addition to the pool grates, repairs in the mechanical room are also expected to be done.
Fundraising for future pool repair needs will continue past the end of July. SPLASH is currently selling hotdogs and soft drinks at Skookum Rotary’s Music in the Park. SPLASH is also sponsoring a half marathon FUNdraising event (13.1 miles) on August 15 at the Huff ’n’ Puff trail. Participants can run, walk or participate on relay teams; registration starts at 7:00 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Entrance fee is by donation.
To participate in the current donation drive, pool repair donations of any amount can be sent to SPLASH, PO Box 1982, Shelton WA 98584. Pool donations can also be made to the Mason General Hospital Foundation by either sending a check marked for pool repairs to MGHF, PO Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584 or online at masongeneral.com. Further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.