Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charity Swim-A-Thon in Dar

Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay presents a Charity Swim-A-Thon

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay is proud to sponsor a Charity Swim-A-Thon on Sept 29th, 2012 at Funky's in Masaki, Dar es Salaam. This Swim-A-Thon will go from 10am – 10pm, with the goal of having at least one person doing laps in the pool the entire time.

”We expect hundreds of swimmers, as well as their friends and families,” said Vikash Shah, the event organizer. “There will be food and drinks available for sale, and fun for the whole family.“

Registrants can sign up for one or multiple segments of fifteen minutes, each at 10,000 Tsh. Swimmers below the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Prizes will be awarded for the youngest and most enduring swimmers, as well as for the funkiest swimming costume.

“All proceeds will go towards the philanthropic activities of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay that make a big difference in the lives of many people each year” said the club’s President, Raju Sheth. “Our projects are focused on the community in which we live, in order to help those in need and make Dar es Salaam a better place.”

Some of the projects of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay include academic scholarships, tree planting campaigns, water for schools, the Rotary Dar Marathon and their flagship medical camp program. The medical camps bring quality medical care directly to Tanzanians in regions where healthcare is otherwise unavailable or inaccessible. Many people receive vital medical care that would otherwise not be available to them.

If you would like to participate, registration forms are available at Funky’s in Masaki and The Waterfront restaurant at Slipway. You can also register at Funky’s the day of the event, or contact Vikash Shah at or 0784 601 145 for more information.

About Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians are business leaders who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio. Our motto is “Service Above Self”.

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay welcomes new members. To learn more about the club, its members and its philanthropic activities throughout Tanzania, visit

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