The Michael Phelps Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lives, especially for children. In 2008, Michael established the Foundation with his well-publicized $1 million bonus received from long-time partner Speedo for winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.
Our first initiative was when Michael traveled across the country on an eight-city tour and encouraged Boys & Girls Clubs of America members to reach their goals with his Dream, Plan, Reach message. Since then we have developed the program for Boys & Girls Club members as well as Special Olympians throughout the world. This program encourages increased participation in health and fitness activities, and personal empowerment through informed planning and goal-setting strategies.
We also support the Level Field Fund and created the Level Field Fund – Swimming grant program. Level Field Fund-Swimming strives to bridge gaps in funding for uniquely talented swimmers, following the belief that opportunities to pursue excellence in sport should not be limited by an athlete’s financial situation.
Caps for a Cause was developed to help other nonprofits who share our mission by providing a signed Michael Phelps swim cap for their fundraising efforts. We are a program driven foundation and work diligently towards our mission to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy and active lives. You can find out more about us on our Facebook page.
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