BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 12, 2011 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based The Roeper School, a co-educational day school for gifted children, announced today it will host a “Make A Splash” pool party fundraiser on Saturday, July 16, 2011 to sponsor swimming lessons for children in August. Roeper Head of School Philip Deely made the announcement.
The event, which costs $5 per person or $20 per family, will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the school’s Bloomfield Hills campus, located at 41190 Woodward Ave. All proceeds will benefit the “Make A Splash” program, a national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation.
The initiative aligns the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to raise awareness of water safety and provide opportunities for all children, especially those of African American and Hispanic descent, learn how to swim. The nation-wide initiative offers low-cost swim lessons to reduce the number of unnecessary drowning deaths in minority and low-income children. According to statistics, six out of 10 African American/Latino children in the U.S. are unable to swim. The program has helped over 300,00 minority children nationally learn how to swim.
“Make A Splash” is open to individuals of all ages and no registration is required. For more information on this event, please visit www.roeper.org or call (248) 203-7300.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more information, please visit www.roeper.org.