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Foothills Optimist Club helping Marana swim program

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:22 am

The Foothills Optimist Club is donating $1,000 to provide swim passes for the Town’s program for underserved youth. Representatives will make a check presentation to Mayor Ed Honea on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Marana Pool (13250 N. Lon Adams Road).

The contribution provides summer-long passes to qualifying children. This is the eighth year the club has supported the program, raising its overall contribution to $15,000.

“The Town appreciates the tremendous support we have received from the Foothills Optimist Club,” Honea said. “It’s important to have partners who care about the community.”

"As one of the club's major annual projects, the Foothills Optimist Club is pleased to again partner with the Town of Marana in supporting the summer swim pool pass program,” Club President Wally Smith said. “Optimist clubs seek in 'Bringing Out the Best in Kids' and this is an important way that we can support young people and our community."

The Foothills club is one of 26 Optimist clubs in the Tucson area. Its web address is

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