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Archive for September, 2017

What is Masters Swimming?

September 26th, 2017

If you’re an adult new to swimming, with very little speed or technique and find that self-instruction is only getting you so far, can you still join a swimming program?

Absolutely!  In fact, many adults are members of the Granite Falls Masters Swimming Program.  Don’t be intimidated by the label Masters, it only means that you’re over the age of 18.

Masters has a specific, structured program in place for each practice written by knowledgeable swim coaches who will adapt the workout based on individual skill levels, help build endurance, speed and proper swimming technique.  If your motivation is triathlon training, open water swimming, or just staying fit and healthy, then Masters Swimming is the program for you.  If you’re on the fence about whether to join the Masters Swimming or continue training on your own, come try out Masters today and see the benefits for yourself.

Nights Out for Parents

September 19th, 2017

As much as we love our children, we all know that we need time away from them to spend with our spouse, significant other, and/or friends. Here are some ideas for how you can spend your night on Friday October 13, 2017 while your kids (ages 2-13) are having a blast at Parents’ Night Out (PNO)

First and foremost, before noon on October 13, register your child for Parents’ Night Out. Spaces are limited so don’t delay!

Night Out Idea #1 – State Fair
5:30-5:40 Drop your child(ren) off at Parents’ Night Out at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club (GFSAC)
5:40-6:30 Drive to and park at the NC State Fair.
6:30-9:30 Eat, go on rides, play games, etc. at the NC State Fair.
9:30-10:00 Drive to GFSAC and pick up your happily exhausted, already in pajamas child(ren)

Night Out Idea #2 – Tribute Band
5:30-5:40 Drop your child(ren) off at Parents’ Night Out at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club (GFSAC)
5:40-6:30 Drive to and park at North Hills.
6:30-7:00 Grab some food from one of the local restaurants (to go)
7:00-9:30 Enjoy the music of Yachty by Nature at the Friday Night Tribute Series at North Hills while eating the food you grabbed from one of the local restaurants
9:30-10:00 Drive to GFSAC and pick up your happily exhausted, already in pajamas child(ren)

     

Night Out Idea #3 – High School Football
5:30-5:40 Drop your child(ren) off at Parents’ Night Out at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club (GFSAC)
5:40-6:40 Catch dinner at a local quick, but not fast food restaurant like the Wake Forest Burger Shop or Charlie’s Kabob
6:40-7:00 Drive to and park at Heritage or Rolesville High School
7:00-9:00 Cheer on one of the local high school football teams at a home game (Heritage High School or Rolesville High School) while reminiscing about your own high school days
9:00-9:45 Enjoy a post game sweet treat at Lumpy’s or Dairy Depot or a cold beverage at Gatehouse Tavern
9:45-10:00 Drive to GFSAC and pick up your happily exhausted, already in pajamas child(ren)

Night Out Idea #4 – Dinner and Art After Hours
5:30-5:40 Drop your child(ren) off at Parents’ Night Out at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Cl ub (GFSAC)
5:40-9:00 Treat yourself to a leisurely dinner at one of the local restaurants in downtown Wake Forest before, after, or in-between strolling up and down the streets during Art After Hours
9:00-9:45 Enjoy a cup of coffee and a board game or two at Wake Forest Coffee Company
9:45-10:00 Drive to GFSAC and pick up your happily exhausted, already in pajamas child(ren)

$38,000 Raised for MAC!

September 12th, 2017

Guest Blog by Mercy for America’s Children Board Officer, Traci O’Rourke

5th Annual Cycle-A-Thon Fundraiser Brings In Over $38,000 In Donations.

Mercy for America’s Children raised just over 38K at the 5th Annual Cycle-A-Thon fundraiser held August 12th at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club in Rolesville, NC. With teams riding stationary bikes for 8 straight hours to raise awareness for children and families in local foster care, the event is the largest fundraiser to date benefiting the organization.

Proceeds from the event go to sustaining support services, including groups addressing behavioral, academic, and kids’ needs. In addition, money raised helps the organization focus on its main goal of connecting children in foster care with adoptive families.

Sponsors for this year’s event included: Timothy Creech, DDS, Family Dentistry, Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, Spoke Cycles, Fisher Hardwood Flooring, Intrinsic Motion, Run-N-Tri Outfitters, Walker Napa Auto & Truck, and Mighty Oak Massage.

About Mercy for America’s Children: We are a North Carolina based non-profit organization advocating on behalf of children awaiting adoption in the US Foster Care System by educating the public about the benefits of foster care adoption, reforming the adoption process, connecting waiting children to potential adoptive families and supporting them through their adoption journey.

Contact:

Mercy for America’s Children
231 Kinvara Court
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Telephone: 919.610.2521
E-mail: info@mac-cares.org