Patrick DeLeon Save the Bay Swim
So in about seven weeks (yikes!) I'm joining a group of idealistic, passionate folks with questionable survival instincts and swimming 1.7 miles across Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island as part of a fundraiser and awareness event for Save the Bay. (Fortunately, the less stellar swimmers such as myself are guarded by a fleet of kayakers, including Sally and my uncle, so it's gonna be fine. Probably.)
Intellectually, I have a lot of respect for the range of approaches and programs Save the Bay offers in terms of a watchdog role, policy advocacy, experiential environmental education, habitat restoration and addressing climate change on multiple levels. Particularly given the work that Sally and many of my friends do, this matters a lot to me, and this is a smart, holistic, micro- and macro level approach. At an emotional level, I grew up spending summers on the Rhode Island beaches, and now that I get to splash around with my kids and much of my extended family on those same beaches... well, this was an easy cause to get behind and try to do my small part.
Please consider donating to this great organization at the link below, and/or, feel free to join me in the water! Below, please enjoy some more eloquent, if templated, language, and thanks for reading and thinking about this. Hope everyone's doing well and to see everyone before too long...
Dear Family and Friends,
I recently accepted the challenge to swim 1.7 nautical miles across the Narragansett Bay in an iconic cross-bay swim to raise funds and awareness in support of Save the Bay. I know you realize how important this cause is to me. Please help me make a difference by contributing generously to my efforts.
It is faster and easier than ever to support The Save The Bay Swim by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.