Bear Swim for Sight Information
Bear Day Activities on March 5, 2017
am - 4:00 pm
Firefighters Tug-of-War -- starting at 10am
Firefighters Chili Cookoff -- 11am - 3pm - Local firefighters bring their best! Your donation includes the mug!
am - 2:00 pm
Bear Queen Contest:
Check in at the Lions Pavilion in the park
Access times will be scheduled in 15 minute
$100 fundraisers will receive preferred
Get Ready for the 2017 Swim For Sight!
There are 3 Ways to Raise Funds, Register and Participate:
FIRSTGIVING - Create your personal fundraising page in minutes! Go to FirstGiving.com. It’s quick, easy and FREE. Friends can raise money for you and contribute using credit cards and more.
FirstGiving lets you link to your friends using email and social media, track your contributions, share stories and photos... You and your friends everywhere can work together to spread the word, follow your progress and help you meet your goal.
Use this website ... You can use this page to download and print the Registration Form, submit your donation online or bring it with you when you check-in on March 5 (see links below).
Download or use the Sponsor List and Contributions sheet. This sheet helps you keep track of your donations (it’s not required). Raise funds by asking friends, co-workers, family and acquaintances to help you. Many will gladly donate $10, $20 or more! Use Email, Facebook and other social media to let people know you are participating and need their help. Submit your contribution using the ‘Donate’ (PayPal) button below, or contribute when you arrive to register March 5.
Use a time-honored personal touch ... Personally collect your donations and complete your registration onsite March 5. Make personal requests to those you see and ask them to help you. Raise funds by asking friends, co-workers, family and acquaintances to support you. Many will gladly donate $10, $20 or more!
Download or use the Sponsor List and Contributions sheet (not required). Submit your contribution when you arrive to register March 6, or give online using the Donate’ (PayPal) button below.
Your donations are submitted safely, securely and electronically when you use FirstGiving or the PayPal ‘Donate’ button below.
Cash, checks, credit and debit card donations are accepted when you register on March 5.
All swimmers must check-in onsite March 5.
early and submit registration +
donations at the Lions Pavilion in the
park. (Minimum swimmer contribution is $25 this year.) Registration starts at 11:00
save time during the registration process ---
PRINT OUT OUR REGISTRATION FORM (see below) and fill it out ahead
of time. Please note: You still
must register on-site, provide your contribution
on the day of the swim at the Lions Pavilion
in Olcott's Krull Park.
SWIMMERS: You can submit your collected donations
via credit card through PayPal. Be sure to print out and bring a copy of your receipt to the Swim.
Important! Your Swim-for-Sight contribution is a donation and is not refundable. T-Shirts or other eligible awards must be picked-up in person when you present your receipt and register onsite at the Swim. We are not able to ship shirts or other awards.
Please make checks payable to:
Olcott Lions Club, P.O. Box 316, Olcott, New York 14126.
Special Rewards for Raising $100 or More!
swimmers receive a Polar Bear T-shirt.
$100 or more and receive a PASS giving you PREFERRED
FIRST ACCESS to the beach!
$100 or more and receive a unique "Swim for Sight" hoodie.
$300 or more and receive a premium quality jacket with "Swim for Sight" logo.
- Bonus Polar Bear GIft for those who make their $100+ donation contribution online.
Workplace Sponsors – Raising money in the workplace is fun and one of the most successful ways to reach your contribution goal. Some employers will also match your contributions. Workplace teams and supporters love helping swimmers reach their goal of $100... or more!.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for answers to questions about the Swim For Sight.
IMPORTANT - Please read:
Special Requirements for Swimmers Under 18.
Firefighters Chili Cookoff -- 11am - 3pm
Niagara County firefighters are bringing their best !
Taste them all and vote for your favorite.
$7 includes generous samples and your own mug!
Firefighters Tug-of-War -- starting at 10am
Watch our local fire departments compete in the
Tug-of-War competition in Krull Park!
Food & Drink
Look for hot food and beverages provided by these Organizations:
- Newfane Lions Chowder Sale
Lions Hotdog Cart
Lions Italian Sausage
- Newfane Lacrosse Chicken
- Lockport Robotics Pork B-B-Q
- Firefighters Chili Cookoff -- 11am - 3pm
Food at Area Establishments
means SAFETY - It's cold out there!
How’s your health? Water temps will be in the 30’s and the
air and wind-chill can be colder.
order to be a safe Polar Bear, everyone must:
in designated safety areas
sneakers or protective footwear
- Visit Swim For Sight Q & A
access will be limited. Only one helper will be allowed to accompany each swimmer.
WOMEN'S CHANGING AREA:
Located in the rear of the registration area.
chicken to swim, but still want to help?
Non-swimmers can donate too!
Bring a donation or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can mail donations to:
Olcott Lions Club, P.O. Box 316, Olcott, New York 14126
|You can also donate to the Olcott Lions Club safely and securely through PayPal using this link.
Beach is located on Lake Ontario, off Route
18 at Route 78 North. Less than an hour from
Buffalo. Just over an hour from Rochester.
parking is available on Ontario
Street, above the beach.
Driving Directions? Google
BUS AND LIMO PARKING
Please click here for designated bus, limo and tailgate parking areas.
not a problem if you arrive early!
and after the Swim, there’s MORE fun on Main