Dear Clubs-


In keeping with the spirit of our swimmers giving back, Machine Aquatics has partnered with the Military Order of the Toy for Tots organization.  We will host a Toys for Tots drive during our Turkey Clause meet at the Takoma Park pool.  We are asking for each swimmer to donate one (1) new toy for the drive. All donations are 100% tax deductible.  The toys donated will be distributed to military families who have lost families members in service and local needy families in the Washington, DC area.  We will be collecting them each day at the meet.  With over 1000 swimmers participating we are hoping to have a very successful drive.   Our goal is provide Toys for Tots with 800 new toys to brighten many children’s faces this holiday season. 


In addition to the Toy’s collected Machine Aquatics will be donating $500.00 to the program.  We would welcome other clubs and families donations as well.  Toys for Tots will be collecting cash donations at the meet.  Please make your donations payable directly to Toys for Tots.  We hope that we are able to have a sizeable cash donation to provide to the program.  JK Moving has also sponsored the event by donating a truck and workers to help transport the toys.


Lastly, we will be in need of swimmers who are not in the meet to volunteer to help collect and load the toys.  This opportunity to volunteer will count for volunteer hours for many organizations.  We strongly encourage your swimmers to wear their team outfitting and show how their club supports this great cause.  If you have swimmers who can help, please have them contact me at or just show up to help.


We really appreciate your help in making sure that we have successful toy drive.  We hope that you team will be as excited about this opportunity to give back to the community as we are.  This is such an important cause, especially in today’s times, and one small toy can make such a difference for so many kids.


Please forward this email to your families in the meet or whole team.  We will provide you with a flyer for distribution is you would like early next week.


Thank you in advance for all of your help!!



Paris Jacobs

Turkey-Claus Showdown

Machine Aquatics