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Sebastian Ferrero Foundation Continues Support of Community Child Safety Programs
Date:5/19/2009

Swim for Safety event provides free swim classes for Gainesville children age 6 months - 12 years old

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is partnering with The Swim Squad and Sun Country Sports Center to provide over 300 local children the opportunity to receive free swim lessons on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The Swim for Safety event is part of an ongoing initiative coordinated by the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation to promote and facilitate child safety programs in the community.

Sun Country Sports Center will be unveiling their brand new aquatic facility featuring a 75' x 31' pool to host the event from 9AM to 5PM on June 6, 2009. Jodi Bennett, manager of Sun Country Sports Center, commented, "We are so excited to be teaming up with the Foundation again. Their advocacy for child safety and their initiative to build a full-service, state-of-the-art children's hospital in Gainesville are goals we support 100%."

Jordan Meher, Aquatics Director of The Swim Squad, a local provider of at-home swimming lessons explains, "For every child who drowns, four are hospitalized and sixteen receive emergency room care for near-drowning." The Foundation is currently leading a partnership of community foundations in support of a dedicated pediatric emergency room at UF & Shands.

While the majority of the Foundation's programs relate to child
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