Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Abilities United Aquathon

Every September since 2005 I have dug my Speedo out of the closet and jumped back in the pool to support the Abilities United (formerly CAR) Aquathon. I swim for the Oracle Dolphins team, and have yet to hurt myself, although this year is looking grim. The event is coming up soon (September 12th at San Jose State), and I am in full training mode. This year I made it about 49.5 weeks without getting in the pool, and the rust is almost visible. I once was a fairly respectable swimmer, topping out at 2:16 in the 200 yard breaststroke. No more, however.

The money raised supports Abilities United's programs, which you can read more about here. If, after reading about the charity, you'd like to support us, you can do so on my page. Donations of all sizes are accepted and appreciated.

And now, for a little bit of poker content. Sort of. I went back into my spreadsheet and tallied my results for July and August.

July: ~$500 win
August: ~$200 win

So for those of you that have been hearing me complain about "losing" continually, I've been slightly exaggerating. I haven't been losing. Just not "winning".


Dave said...

Didn't your ex-girlfriend write that article? I can't keep track.

jesse8888 said...

It's possible. I didn't even check.

Captain R said...

"Who We Are

Abilities United (formerly C-A-R, Inc.) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization for children and adults with developmental disabilities (mental retardation)"

I prefer to donate directly to the recipients by playing in the Bay101 20/40 game. This saves time and is much more efficient, as well as making sure the people who need the most help are receiving the most funds.

jesse8888 said...

Thanks to the person who made a donation today, I really appreciate it.

And yes, you're correct, but we can only give Sweat Master J so much money before it becomes silly.