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NKMD
July 6th, 2005, 05:10 PM
Hello fellow Chlorine Junkies,

I'm a former age group, high school, and college swimmer. I'm currently an Illinois Masters Swimmer who needs your help!

Rahn Elementary School in Mt. Morris, Illinois was destroyed by fire a year ago February. All 350 kids escaped unharmed but the school was a total loss. Our district is building a new school now in Oregon, Illinois but we need basic things like computers, software, av equipment, a sound system, classroom supplies, playground equipment, and a new playground.

On September 10th, I will swim the Alcatraz 100, a race from Alcatraz Island to mainland SanFransisco to help raise funds.

Can you help?
1. Forward this email to everyone you know who cares about swimming and kids. Print this in your newsletter and link from your website.

2. Take contributions at your next swim meet, hold a fun auction, raffle, or simply set out a change jar at a concession stand.

3. Make your personal gift today online at http://www.active.com/donate/ocsdf/Alcatraz

or by mail:
Oregon Schools Foundation
206 S. 10th Street
Oregon, IL 61061
The Oregon Schools Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit and all gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Thanks for any help you can be!


Terry Egan
President, Oregon Schools Foundation
815.985.2776


PS. Here are a few more links that relate:

The fire: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/630987.html
The race: www.alcatraz100.com
The newspaper story: http://www.oglecountylife.com/main.php?story_id=4773&page=23
The tv story: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/1653387.html
The Oregon Schools Foundation: http://www.ocusd.net/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=5464&sc_id=1119475163

My swim is being made possible by a generous grant from the Balance Bar Company. You or your team may be eligible for grants to do something extraordinary. Visit them at www.balance.com.