Monday, August 23, 2010

Swim-Away-Hunger for CHOW

Making A Splash In The Community

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Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - A group of local high schoolers are diving in head first to help feed the community.

The Union-Endicott swim team is hosting its second annual Swim Away Hunger for CHOW.

It was held at the Boys and Girls Club swimming pool.

Hundreds of kids registered to swim in the event.

They lapped the pool from 8 to 4, raising money and food for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse.

Last year they were able to collect 2,200 lbs. of food and $1,100.

This year they're hoping to raise even more.

"It's a great feeling to go down-stairs and see all the food people have brought to go to CHOW. It's an amazing feeling to know we're helping that many people," said Emma Zaremba of Endicott.

Swimmers went door to door to collect money for each lap they swam.

They could also donate non-perishable food items.

Money was also raised through a raffle.

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