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The Schools Challenge is a community based initiative where schools help raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI), increase awareness of this important cause and importantly have fun participating in an open water swim relay.
Participating schools enter teams in the schools swim relay. This can be as few as 5 teams or as many as 20 teams. Each team has four team members and they work together to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute.
There are three categories for the relay
The Schools challenge has, to date, been a secondary school focused event but junior schools can apply to participate. However, as open water swimming can be challenging due to the variable and uncontrolled conditions it is essential that all students participating are competent swimmers and must obtain signed permission to participate, from their parent or guardian. It is important for parents/guardians to read the entry form in full as it contains important information.
Program on the Day:
The relay event:
Each team participating will be provided with a fundraising page which is used to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute. The SchoolFundraiser page has an up-to-date view of the total funds raised by the schools, as well as a “leader board” showing the top fund-raising teams.
In 2016 the Schools Challenge raised almost $37,000 for this worthwhile cause so on behalf of the children who benefit from this wonderful effort we thank all of the fantastic donors and those who fundraised.
To see the top fundraiser teams or to donate money to a school team go to SchoolsFundraiser page
Contact us if you would like your schools to be part of the challenge in 2018.