PIER JUMP FUNDRAISER 

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The JG Team is happy to announce our first ever Pier Jump Fundraiser! We have some exciting changes this year, and we hope everyone is looking forward to taking the leap with their Junior Guard(s)!

Donations to the Pier Jump Fundraiser will go towards the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard nonprofit, a partner of the Long Beach Fire Department Junior Lifeguard Program. The nonprofit provides support to the JG program in the way of scholarships, additional equipment, and supplies!
 

THE DETAILS:

  • ALL Junior Lifeguards will have the opportunity to jump off of the pier on their designated day, even if a family member doesn't donate to jump with them.

  • Parents or a sibling/relative from the same household (over the age of 18) can donate to get in a jump with their Junior Guard! This is the only time jumping from the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier is allowed!

  • Everyone (including JGs) must participate in a swim test before jumping. Participants will have to swim back to the beach from the pier, and we need to make sure that everyone is a confident swimmer before making the jump. Safety is our number one priority!

  • Pier Jumps will be higher than ever this year! One of our JG Families donated specially made platforms that will allow participants to jump from the height of the pier railing. These platforms have stairs that will make it much easier for participants to jump than in the past, and will have a handrail that will be sanitized between each use. 


HOW TO DONATE:

  • You can make your donation online via our JG store. There are separate links for each age group, so please double check your child's age group! 

  • There are three donation tiers:

    • $25: 1 jump with your Junior Guard!

    • $50: 1 jump with your Junior Guard, AND a Pier Jump t-shirt for yourself & your JG!

    • $100: 1 jump with your Junior Guard, a Pier Jump t-shirt for yourself & your JG, AND professional photo/video footage of the jump!

    • Pier Jump shirts will also be available to purchase for $20 each.

  • Donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

  • Sign-ups for each group will close the day before their respective Pier Jump Day at 6:00PM. 

  • If you have multiple children in a single group, you will be able to jump together. Those who have Junior Guards in multiple age groups will have to make separate donations AND participate in the swim test each day. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Safety is number one. There will be water support on this day from additional lifeguards, Junior Lifeguard Cadets, and Long Beach Lifeguard Rescue Boats. 

  • No spectators are permitted on the end of the pier while Pier Jumps are taking place. 

  • We recommend having your Junior Guard stay for the full session on this day, as they will not be bringing their personal belongings with them to the pier. 

Please reach out if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing everyone next week, and thank you in advance for your support! 

WHEN:

 

Pier Jumps will be held over the course of three days for both morning and afternoon groups. To adhere to guidelines, we will be further staggering the Pier Jumps by group each day. We ask that participants arrive on-time and ready to swim! These times are set a bit earlier than the Junior Guards are scheduled to arrive in order to allow time for the temperature screening. Please see this schedule below:

  • A Group: Tuesday, July 28th

    • Ben's group: 9:20AM / 1:20PM

    • Jake's group: 10:00AM / 2:00PM

    • Maggie's group: No AM A group / 2:40PM

  • B Group: Thursday, July 30th

    • Spencer's group: 9:10AM / 1:20PM

    • PJ's group: 9:40AM / 1:50PM

    • Maggie's group: 10:10AM / No PM B group

    • Zach's group: 10:40AM / 2:20PM

    • Emily's group: 11:10AM / 2:50PM

  • C Group: Friday, July 31st

    • Valerie's group: 9:20AM / 1:20PM

    • Paige's group: 9:50AM / 1:50PM

    • Jeremy's group: 10:20AM / 2:20PM

    • Abby's group: 10:50AM / 2:50PM

WHERE:

  • Participants will meet the Junior Guards at Termino Lifeguard Tower at their group's designated time. Participants can find street parking, or pay to park in the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier Parking Lot (3998 East Allin St, Long Beach, CA 90803).

  • No participants are permitted to arrive at JG Headquarters on this day.

  • There will be cones set in the sand next to the pier to encourage physical distancing, and all participants must arrive wearing a face covering.

  • Junior Guards will be running with their instructors from JG Headquarters to meet participants at the pier. There will be no additional spectators allowed on the pier on this day. This area will be cleared in order to allow space for physical distancing while out on the pier. 

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