Annual CU Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge
Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge
(Presented and coordinated by Maine's Credit Unions)
Thank you for helping us raise a new record in 2018!
2019 Tournament will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019!
Adult Divisions - Elite; Recreational; and Forever Young (40 and older)
Youth Divisions - NEW - 7/8th grade; 5/6th grade
SPECIAL YOUTH FREE-THROW FOR CHARITY will be added - Details soon
100% of all sponsorships go directly to helping children with cancer and their families! That's right, 100%.
2019 Support (Sponsorship) Opportunities - Will be posted in the spring
For additional information and/or to reserve a sponsorship or discuss options, please email Jon Paradise, or call him at (207) 773-5671, ext. 273. The 2019 Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019.
2018 Tournament sets new fundraising record!
Once again, Maine's credit unions came together to help the community with the 24th Annual Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out held on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at USM in Gorham. Approximately 60 teams competed and raised a record-setting $55,745 for the Maine Children's Cancer Program. Winners of the various divisions are pictured below. Thank you to everyone that supported this year's event!
Maine's credit unions would like to recognize other organizations that are significant supporters of this event in 2018:
Five County Credit Union
Back in Motion PT
Maine State Credit Union
Martin's Point Health Care
University of Southern Maine
KV Federal Credit Union
Portland Sea Dogs
Moody's Collision Centers
Elite Division - Above the Rim took home the championship for the first time. Second Place: Sandler.
Just For Fun Division - The winner of the 2018 Division Championship was Sandler. Runner-up: Skywalkers, a former champion.
Forever Young (40 and older) Division- Sandler 40+ took first place. Runner-Up was: Team207.
Junior Swish-Out Division - Middle School (grades 6-8) - A team named Just Get It Done, a team from Portland, won the title. Runners Up: The Hogland Team, also of Portland.
Junior Swish-Out Division -5th/6th Grade Divsion - NHI won first place in the 4/5th grade division. Runners Up: cPort CU.
History Of The Tournament
What began with 7 teams raising $575 for children with cancer and their families back in 1994, has now grown to regularly sell-out with a field of approximately 60 adult and junior teams, depending on the year. A Junior Swish-Out for children was added in 2011. To date, the event has now raised more than $480,000 for children with cancer and their families.
Organizing a team
From co-workers, family members, neighbors, friends, teams are very diverse. There is no maximum size limit on the number of players on one team but at least one member of the opposite sex must be on the court at all times. All players in the adult division must be 15 years of age or older to participate in the Swish-Out. This is a 3-on-3, co-ed, double elimination event with a focus on FUN. There are three divisions for adults (Elite - Most competitive; Just For Fun - limited to 32 teams; Just For Fun - Least competitive; Forever Young - all players must be 40 years of age or older(except one player can be under 40) and field is limited to 8 teams! For the Junior Swish-Out, same criteria as the adult tournament. There are now two divisions by grades - 6th grade only; and 7th/8th grade.