I am pleased to announce that the Jefferson Swim League (JSL), in partnership with the Ben-Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation (BH-JSL), has been named a Top 200 finalist for the 2015 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Notification Grant. We submitted a grant to the program and now will have an opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant if voted into the Top 40 causes via Facebook voting.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook. The initiative utilizes the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) to vet submissions for causes and allows Facebook users who download the free Neighborhood Assist application to vote for the final 40 grant winners.
The voting phase begins Thursday, May 14 and closes on Wednesday, June 3. Each Facebook user will be able to vote up to 10 times per day (INCLUDING WEEKENDS!) for any of the Causes they want to support. The 40 causes earning the highest number of votes by 11:59:59 P.M. ET, June 3, 2015 will be designated the winners of a "Neighborhood Assist" grant, and will receive $25,000 each.
Below is our unique URL to access beginning tomorrow (12:01 AM Thursday) to support our cause, waterproofing the community, and providing swim opportunities for children in the central Virginia area:
Please make sure to vote the maximum 10 times daily, and ask all of your team parents, your Facebook friends, and their friends to do the same, even on weekends. Let's try to finish in the Top 40 nationwide to utilize this grant to help the JSL and BH-JSL waterproof our community.
Marc Weathersby President