About Fund the Fun: 

Fund the Fun is a free community breakfast ARC began hosting in 2019 to raise funds for youth sports and recreation scholarships for families in our community. Over the last five years, we’ve raised over $213,000 and in 2023 alone, we raised over $62,000.

This year, we’re raising funds for the Swim Seattle initiative launched by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell last April. According to Mayor Harrell, “Programs like this will help every child, from every neighborhood, access opportunities to learn and grow, promising a safer future for our entire city.” You can read more about the Swim Seattle initiative in this press release.

Join us to build support for this life-saving initiative to make our children and our community safer!

What is Swim Seattle?

Swim Seattle is a drowning prevention and free swim education program championed by Mayor Harrell. This initiative combines the efforts of Seattle Parks & Recreation, Associated Recreation Council and other partners to remove barriers to learning to swim and to eradicate disproportionate drownings among youth of color. 

Who should attend? 

This free community event is made for anyone who values the importance of equitable access for all children to participate in sports and recreation programs, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Whether you’re a long-time friend of ARC, or you’re just learning about our work, you’re sure to be informed and inspired at Fund the Fun. We’ll invite all our guests to make a gift in support of youth sports and recreation scholarships in an amount that’s meaningful to them.


Can't join us at the breakfast this year but want to support Swim Seattle?

You can still have an impact! All funds raised for Fund the Fun 2024 will go directly to providing swim scholarships for local Seattle families.

You can donate directly to Fund the Fun by clicking the donation button below.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

7:30-8 AM: Coffee and networking
8-9 AM: Breakfast program 


Sheraton Grand Seattle  
1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Sheraton Grand parking garage is valet only for guests of the hotel.
There are several paid lots within in 1 block of the venue including:

520 Pike St
701 Pike St
1303 6th Ave

Helpful Links

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

Some of our current and past sponsors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Regence, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Harborstone Credit Union, and Sound Community Bank, to name just a few.

To learn more about joining us as a sponsor, contact Sonia Doughty by email: [email protected] or by phone: 206-465-2580. 

2024’s Fund the Fun Sponsors:

(as of 3/8/24)






Regence Logo



HUB International


SHKS Architechts


Green Lake Masonic Lodge #149