Ervin Headlines Imagine Invite to Raise Money for Hurricane Sandy Victims
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif.) will headline the Imagine Invite, which will be held at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday in Long Isla¬¬nd, N.Y. The proceeds from the event will go to Waves4Water, a Hurricane Sandy relief fund.
"I am thrilled to be participating in the Imagine Invite to not only work with New York-area swimmers but to encourage what the organization is doing with all proceeds benefiting local victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are still very much in need,” said Anthony. “It should be a fun day for all involved with lots of learning and great racing."
Imagine Swimming will be hosting the five-hour appearance, and Ervin will be running a clinic for swimmers between sessions as well as speaking and signing autographs. Also in attendance will be Olympian Brett Fraser from the Cayman Islands and Doug Lennox from Puerto Rico.
The event is open to the media.
Ervin’s appearance at the Imagine Invite is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmers to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit www.swimtoday.org.