The Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation Needs You!
Seasons Greetings from the Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation! As the weather cools down, the pools at Heather Farm continue to be utilized by hundreds of aquatic athletes every day. The need for a new, state-of-the-art aquatic facility is more critical than ever.
On November 8th, Walnut Creek residents passed Measure O. The ballot measure shifts the sales tax from 8.75% to 9.25% over the next decade to raise approximately an additional $11 million annually. City leaders have indicated that building a new swim center is a priority, and WCAF Board members have been meeting with Council and community members to discuss the specific elements needed in a new facility.
As part of the WCAF’s Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Walnut Creek, the WCAF will have input on the design and location of the new swim center as well as in selecting the project architect. The City asked WCAF to contribute financially to the project, and our organization has committed to raise $3 million dollars toward the new aquatic facility.
At this exciting moment, as our work officially kicks off, we are seeking volunteers. We need passionate people interested in making the dream of a brand new aquatics facility a reality. As WCAF Board President Mike Heaney shares, “Our aquatic network has incredible, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will be vital in helping us raise the 3 million dollars for a new swim center. We look forward to officially launching this collaborative effort.”
Are you a dedicated aquatic supporter? Or, do you have experience in fundraising, project management, event planning, or marketing/public relations? We need your help! Please click here if you want to support the tradition of aquatic excellence in our community and be part of our work!