The Friends of Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center (WAFC) is thankful to all of the students from Lincoln Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and Lakeview Elementary School who brought in two canned food donations for the Whitewater Food Pantry in conjunction with receiving a free day-pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center.
“One of our goals is to encourage people of all ages from Whitewater to use the great fitness center and swimming pool that we have right here in Whitewater. The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is a treasure, and we are glad that so many children participated in the food drive that will also benefit other people in our community,” said Ron Binning, President of the Friends of WAFC.
Banco Insurance Agency will also donate a pizza party to one class from each school that had the most participants in the food drive.“Banco Insurance Agency is pleased to participate in this great community project that benefits everyone involved,” said Kasey Reed, Treasurer of the Friends of WAFC.
The Friends of WAFC is made up of members of the community who support the WAFC to maintain and improve the services provided with the goal of bettering the lifelong health and fitness of the citizens of the Whitewater area. 2016-17 was a transition year for the Aquatic Center, as Whitewater Parks and Recreation took over running the building. Many wonderful additions happened this year, with new fitness equipment installed, painting, new carpeting, and audio-visual equipment.
The Friends of WAFC transitioned to help with the Family Partnership Fund, which makes the pool and fitness room available to everyone in the community, regardless of income. Families that wish to use the center but cannot afford the fees may apply for financial assistance to join. In addition, the Friends Group worked with the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs to provide towels for members to use in the center. Also, donations were made in memory of a Whitewater resident, making it possible for low-income people to access swim lessons at a reduced price. The Friends group also assisted with a new sign that sits near the tennis court to help direct people to the center.
All membership fees and donations to the Friends of WAFC are processed through the Whitewater Community Foundation, a partner in managing the funds that the Friends raise and distribute to the Whitewater Aquatic Center.
Friends of WAFC can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.