'Swimming for Soldiers' event in Potsdam raises $2,000 to help deployed troops
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:10 am

Operation Military Support Group on the left (Joe Locci in front- president of the club), On the Right, Emily Kanoza, and Dan Costa of the Mens and Womens Swimming Teams of SUNY Potsdam.

POTSDAM -- Student athletes raised nearly $2,000 to help deployed soldiers.

The Swimming for Soldiers fundraiser was put in motion by two SUNY Potsdam swimmers, Emily Kanoza, and Dan Costa on Saturday at the Maxcy Hall Pool, SUNY Potsdam.

The athletic department raised about $2,000 by swimming laps in exchange for donations.

Athletes swam for a total of 40 min.

All money is going to the SUNY Potsdam Operation Military Support Group on Potsdam Campus.

The group sends care packages to deployed soldiers overseas; specifically sending to soldiers who went to the four area colleges, Potsdam, Clarkson, St. Lawrence, and Canton.