On Saturday, October 12, 2019 Cabrini High School’s Swim Team hosted the annual Stand Up to Cancer Invitational Swim Meet, the largest non-championship swim meet for the New Orleans Metro League, where $4,443.50 was raised for cancer awareness.
All funds from the event were raised through donations, admission tickets, heat sheet sales, raffles, and auctions. There were three large items up for auction, including a signed Drew Brees framed print, a 24×24 Carreno abstract painting, and two club tickets for a New Orleans Pelicans game. In addition to the auction items, there were also raffle prizes, such as tickets to The National WWII Museum, two Sephora custom makeover certificates, and numerous gift certificates to stores and restaurants in the New Orleans area. All funds raised will be donated to the Tulane Cancer Center.
Cabrini’s Head Swim Coach, Sarah Carr stated, “The Cancer Awareness Invitational is a great opportunity for the swimming community to come together to support the Tulane Cancer Center and cancer patients in our city. Cabrini Swimming enjoys hosting this meet every year because of the ability to raise funds and have a positive impact on the lives of those battling cancer.”
Held at the University of New Orleans Aquatic Center, 290 swimmers from 20 schools in the Greater New Orleans area competed in the meet.
Carr said, “The Invitational brings schools from across the Greater New Orleans metro area to come together, compete, and have fun swimming, all for a worthy cause.”