Pacific Pools Gives Back
Pacific Pools is a proud supporter of several charities and non-profit organizations, including the following:
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 110,000 children worldwide.
Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no charge to participate in Special Olympics.
Special Olympics currently serves almost 1.4 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 150 countries. In 2000, Special Olympics made a bold commitment to reach 2 million athletes by the end of 2005, placing a renewed focus on building the movement’s infrastructure and establishing tools to facilitate growth. An initial census of athlete participation conducted in that year established a baseline count of athletes worldwide.
On Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 at 8pm (7pm central), Pacific Pools did something very special — and helped change the lives of a very special family. Teamed with ABC and the “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” crew, Pacific helped to change the lives of a few unfortunate kids.
When Diane and Mark Cadigan passed away within 16 days of each other, the couple left behind eight children, ages 12 to 23, to make their own way in the world. To help ease some of this Livermore, California family’s grief, and relieve the stress of living in a deteriorating house, the design team ripped up and tore down practically everything to make way for a beautiful, dramatically different house on the season finale episode — courtesy of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.