|Operation Dog Paddle|
Year: 2003 Contribution: $101,300
All children need to play, and few recreational activities provide more enjoyment for the kids of CPRI than swimming.
It really warms the heart on a summer day to see the kids lined up at the gate with their towels in hand, waiting for their hour in the pool. The CPRI pool is busy all day, every day throughout the summer. While swimming is considered one of the best of all physical activiities, it can be hazardous for children with poor motor skills or seizure disorders. CPRI Recreation staff provide a strictly safeguarded environment that affords these younsters an opportunity not only to enjoy the water, but to learn about water safety and perhaps even to learn to swim.