While many people were out celebrating the New Year, 55 swimmers in California were raising money for charity. The Piranhas Swim Club swam several miles to raise money for the Angel View Charity.
The Piranhas Swim Club managed to raise $4,000 for the Angel View Charity. Not only did they raise money to benefit Angel View, but they also inspired people. Fifty-two-year old Chris Vargo was one of the people who participated in the event. He was born blind and had broken his collarbone last year. However, that did not stop him from reaching his goal.
Chris’s goal was to swim at least 14 strokes per lane. Abby Kartzinel, who is only 13-years-old, was the youngest participant. She was in the area visiting her grandparents and decided to participate in the event.
Jeff Conwell and Steve Erickson sponsored the event. Jeff stated that being able to serve the communities is an honor. He also stated that he was happy to see the smiles of the participants when they reached their personal goals.
Angel View is an organization that provides care to special needs adults. It has an outreach program and special education classes. The company also provides outreach services to families who have children with disabilities. It served over 600 children in 2016. Families are able to get these services for free. Angel View is committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.