A first of its kind fundraising event- The Swimathon

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A first of its kind fundraising event- The Swimathon

A first of its kind fund-raising carnival in Kerala, the SWIMATHON, was organised by GPS on Saturday, 03rd August 2019.

Held in association with Special Olympics Bharat, the event was organised to raise funds for development of Sports for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

Students and parents swam a set number of laps, which was sponsored by friends and well-wishers. Some of the swimmers even completed 80 to 100 laps in one go. More than 3500 laps were collectively completed today at the mega swimming event. The proceeds from this sponsorship will be contributed to the Special Olympics Bharat Team., a National Sports Foundation that uses sport as a catalyst to transform the lives of children and adults with special needs.

The fundraising endeavor was boosted by various games and food stalls which offered a wide range of fare, mostly made by the students and staff of GPS. A sale of paintings and other artwork of the students was also organized at the fete.