Pool Skimming Robot Sales in July & August to Provide
Free Swim Lessons to Arizona Kids in Foster Care
Tempe-based Pivot Solar-Breeze (PSB), maker of the solar-powered pool skimming robot Ariel, is pleased to announce that it will donate up to $10,000 to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) in support of swim lessons for Arizona children in foster care. For every Ariel unit purchased via arielpool.com in July and August, PSB will contribute $20 towards the fundraising goal.
AFFCF funds a variety of social, athletic and educational activities for children in foster care that are not otherwise funded by the state or other programs. In the last 12 months, AFFCF has invested over $114,000.00 in statewide swim lessons for children in foster care. AFFCF has eight preferred swim lesson partners which provide discounts on private and semi-private swim lessons to children in foster care from 16 Arizona locations.
“When you are a child in foster care, it seems like everybody around you knows it. When they get to put their little swimsuits on and hop in a pool with other kids at Hubbard Family Swim, they feel like a ‘normal’ kid for that amount of time during the week,” said Kris Jacober, Executive Director of AFFCF. Through AFFCF, each child may only participate in one fully-funded activity at a time, but learning how to swim is the exception. If a child wants to participate in both basketball and swim lessons, AFFCF will fully cover both.
At the height of swim season, Pivot Solar-Breeze is eager to engage in this philanthropic commitment. “Learning how to swim and behave safely around a pool is a necessary, quality experience for all, and we are pleased to support those lessons for children who are living through difficult circumstances,” said Paul Sim, Vice President of Pivot-Solar Breeze. Drowning is the single leading cause of accidental death for children ages one to four years old and 3,500 will likely drown this year in the U.S. alone.
Ariel works around the clock skimming the surface of the pool, relieving pool owners and pool professionals of hand-skimming. The robot retails for $628.00 and customers may enjoy $100.00 off when using the code ‘heyariel’ at checkout. To learn more about Ariel by Solar-Breeze, visit www.solar-breeze.com. To learn more about Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, and to submit an application to have swim lessons funded, visit https://www.affcf.org/.