Swim for Rose fundraiser for Rose Trahan Cipriano
On April 16 of this year, Rose and her family suffered a terrible tragedy
May 13, 2012
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By: O. J. Cunningham
On April 16 of this year, Rose Trahan Cipriano and her family suffered a terrible tragedy that claimed the life of her husband
Rose Trahan Cipriano is a 1978 graduate of Bay City Central and was a standout swimmer who still holds the school records in the 100 yard freestyle and 200 medley relay. She is also a 1982 graduate of Central Michigan University where she holds numerous individual and relay records as well. Rose was inducted into the Central Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Inside the pool Rose has always been a fierce competitor, a role model and mentor to many a young swimmer. Her favorite events were the 50 and 100 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke. She has continued to swim at the Master?s level. Outside of the pool Rose is loved by all who know her, even those who have competed against her. She is funny, outgoing, kind, and lights up a room with both her laughter and her smile.
On April 16 of this year, Rose and her family suffered a terrible tragedy that claimed the life of her husband Bob. Rose and her son, Salvatore, suffered critical injuries that will require rehabilitation. Her other two children, Tanner and Isabella, were not physically injured but will need continued support.
The Bay City swimming community, both past and present, decided it was time to help our dear friend Rose and her family. The "Swim for Rose" event is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10am-1pm at the Handy Middle School pool in Bay City. All proceeds from this event will be directed to the two funds that have been set up for Rose and her family.
Everyone is welcome to attend, whether swimming or as a spectator. You may participate in the following ways:
Come to the pool, swim laps and offer a free will donation.
Solicit pledges ahead of time and turn in the donations at the event. (Pledge sheet attached to this mailing).
If you are not interested in swimming, please feel free to come by the pool and offer a donation made payable to one of the following funds established for Rose and her family. This can also be sent via U.S. mail.
"Cipriano Children's Trust Fund" for Rose and the children.
c/o Adolf & Swoish, PLLC
31600 W. Thirteen Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI. 48334
or . . . Send Donations To:
"Benefit of the Trahan and Cipriano Families"
To assist family members who have traveled great distances related to being in Farmington Hills with Rose and her children.
c/o Independent Bank
623 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI. 48706
Those interested in attending or stopping by are asked to please use the Alp St. parking lot at Handy Middle School. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For additional information, please contact Kathy Carroll Hamme email@example.com or Fritzi Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Article 06994
O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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