I am excited to compete in the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids on July 20, 2019. It is one of the oldest open water swims in the United States, and I will be honored to swim the 2.4 miles in memory of dear friend Heather Smith, and my dad Charlie Butt, each of whom passed away in 2018. Heather and my father each demonstrated a life-long (1) love for pool and open water swimming, and (2) commitment to enabling learning opportunities and positive life experiences for young people.

All funds raised by me will help the Y deliver life-changing programs that inspire young potential, promote academic success, promote water safety, and help build healthy, confident kids. 

My goal is to raise money for the Y’s youth, and it will be terrific to have your support. Will you join me in ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to thrive?

Please support my campaign today and make a positive difference in the lives of some very deserving children. I’ll be thinking of you, Heather, Charlie and the kids we’re helping as I plunge into Casco Bay this summer!  

Thank you!

P.S. I was surprised to learn just how many youth programs the Y runs – summer camp, school age child care, swim lessons, preschool, early learning readiness, swim team, preschool, pre-K, full-day child care, youth fitness, adaptive youth sports, diabetes prevention mentoring, and more!

Even more impressive - last year they provided $2.2 million in financial assistance to 5,496 youth, individuals, and families to ensure full community access to their programs!

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