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I love when I get to bring people on the show who are not only meaningful to my family, but are also making an impact on our community. That’s whey I loved getting to interview Brenda Vroon, Nashville Dolphins Executive Director (and my kids’ former swim coach).
Brenda not only told us more about the Nashville Dolphins fundraiser: Drive for Dolphins, but also shared things I didn’t even know about this incredible nonprofit organization.
Who are the Nashville Dolphins?
The Nashville Dolphins is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides year-round swim instruction, training, competition, and social activities at no cost to children and adults with disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, build confidence, develop friendships, and experience the joy and pride of being part of a team.
Who Can Participate in the Nashville Dolphins?
Opportunities for adults with special needs diminish after the age of 21 leaving many sedentary, lonely, and oftentimes overweight and unhealthy. The Dolphins are changing that in the lives of their swimmers.
Regular aerobic exercise, healthy competition, and fun social activities add so much to the quality of life of their participants.
Benefits of Swim Lessons for Special Needs Individuals
Because drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children with special needs, the Nashville Dolphins are hopeful that the prevention of such accidents will be achieved by teaching water safety and basic swimming skills.
Drive for Dolphins Fundraiser: March 7, 2021
“Drive for Dolphins” is a grab-and-go shrimp boil, an on-line auction with a hole-in-One competition for the opportunity to win a brand new Tesla.
“Drive for Dolphins” will be held on Sunday, March 7th from 2-5 p.m. at Harpeth Valley Golf Center, 7629 Old Harding Pike, Nashville.
To sponsor this event, donate items for the auction, purchase tickets or for volunteer opportunities, visit nashvilledolphins.org.
Watch my full interview with Brenda Vroon from the February episode of The Sami Cone Show: