Meet Finathon™ champion Andrew. He loves sharks so much he enthusiastically volunteered to go for a 1500m swim with a goal to raise $300! About the cost sharks fins are sold for per pound. Andrew threw in a small incentive to get his friends to donate. For every $10 donated over the $300 target Andrew said he’d swim an extra 100 metres!
Huge international support poured in for Andrew’s witty appeal and he raised over $900 at www.finathon.org. It set a Finathon™ record. Andrew swam 7.5 kilometres in four hours, sporting an “I love sharks and mince pies’’ rash vest, white rubber hat and brand-new goggles. Andrew’s teammates enjoyed a more leisurely and fun 1 or 2 kilometre swim. In total, the Calypso Divers, Philippines team swam 18km collectively and raised over $2000. Thanks to all the swimmers and supporters of this event!
If you’re FINatical about sharks now is the time to do something. Here are three reasons why you should get swimming to end finning:
1. It’s FINtastic FUN
2. You can swim in a shark costume and no one will think you’re crazy
3. One in five sharks are threatened with extinction
Will you be our next Finathon™ champion? Join the race to protect sharks today! You can swim as far as you like or just jump in and get wet. The sharks will love you for it! www.finathon.org