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A good scuba-related cause!

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by booth22, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    Hello Fellow Scubaboarders!

    I'm a teacher in Arizona and my husband and I are certified divemasters.
    Last year we started an underwater explorers club for the kids at my
    school who are ages 10-12. It is a free after-school program and we meet
    once a week for an hour. We have about 30 kids in the club who are excited
    to learn about ocean life...especially since we live in a desert! Right
    now we are teaching them about the ocean and aquatic life. We are
    currently working on our instructor certification so we can get them
    certified as PADI Seals and Junior Divers. Last year we had a couple
    independent instructors (Chipola Divers - Home) volunteer their time to run those programs and the
    kids had a blast. Unfortunately, the instructors moved to Florida so the
    kids have to wait for us to get certified before they get in the water
    again, but they can't wait. Since the program ran so successfully last
    year, we have had a lot of interest in it from students and families and
    are hoping to expand upon it. At the end of the school year we would like
    to take a trip to California to visit an aquarium, the tide pools & do
    some snorkeling/diving in the La Jolla Cove.

    Our club was successful last year because of the support and donations
    we received both locally and across the country and we were wondering if anyone out there has anything they'd be willing to donate to our students this year. We would love to be able to offer the Seal Team experience to every kid in the club for free. As you know, this isn't the cheapest sport and it requires a lot of gear...we could use anything you can offer! We can especially use masks, fins and snorkels.

    We would gladly take anything you can donate and we greatly
    appreciate any help!!! Feel free to pass this on to anyone you think may
    be interested in helping kids learn to dive and gain a greater
    appreciation for the underwater environment. Thanks for your time &
    consideration. Have a wonderful day!

    Thanks,
    Mindy & Kris Przeor
    Pics from last years club can be seen here!!
    underwater club

    PM with any questions and I'll get back to you ASAP!
     
  2. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    (crickets chirp)
     
  3. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    What sort of gear do you still need and what sizes?
     
  4. cgvmer

    cgvmer Divemaster Candidate

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    That is very cool. I am working at getting my 10yr old daughter certified this winter, but she would really like it if other kids would do it also.
     
  5. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    Anything! Currently, we could use mostly small sizes in boots and masks. Fins are always good to have, we're getting full or snorkles, but anything else is fair game! Thanks for asking! Anyone wishing to help out- please PM for more info!
     
  6. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    Quick update!

    It's been a while, but wanted to send a public thanks to Tobin from DSS for sending several masks, fins, and boots (kid sized!) our way! A very generous donation and we really appreciate it! Thanks Tobin!





    And also a continued HUGE thanks to Oasis Divers in Phoenix (Tempe too!) for donating more pool time for the kids to get a taste of diving! They really enjoyed the experience and we really appreciate the free time in the water-indoors especially!



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