The 4th Annual “Splash into Summer” Donation Drive was Friday at the east side and west side Walmarts.
Volunteers collected donations for kids who can’t afford swim gear. They collected swimsuits, goggles, towels, and cash donations.
The donation drive is a project of the Evansville Parks Foundation in partnership with local corporate sponsors.
“It’s not something we’re told to do,” said Patrick McPhearson of Vectren, “but we have groups within Vectren that specifically deals with this and going out and volunteering. And we organize things, put the shirts together and all that. It’s a good thing, it’s a lot of fun.”
Money raised will be use for free cookouts for swimmers at neighborhood pools. Swimmers will get a free hot dog, bag of chips, bottled water, and a cookie with each admission to the pool.
(This story was originally published on June 1, 2018)