Swim team dives into fundraising


Canfield swimming and diving team Booster Club parents cooked up the pancakes for the team’s annual pancake breakfast. Manning the griddle were Mark Zetts, Shawn Scharf, Stephen Weiss and John O’Malley.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Members of the Canfield High School swimming and diving team, left to right, senior Max Gocala, freshman Mallory Allen, freshman Briana O’Malley, sophomore Nick Montalto and freshman Olivia Williamson were on dish duty during the team’s annual pancake breakfast Jan. 9.


Sophomore swim team member Erin Loomis (left) and swim/dive team booster club member Christy Wellham showed off a newly designed T-shirt for the team at the pancake breakfast. The booster club hopes to soon be selling the shirts as a fundraiser for the team.



Members of the Canfield High School swimming and diving team traded pool time for doing dishes and serving pancakes at its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser at the high school cafeteria Jan. 9.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast included pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice, with team members taking shifts bussing tables, selling 50/50 raffle tickets and making sure everyone in the large crowd had enough to eat.

Swimming and diving team Booster Club parents organized the event and took to the kitchen to cook the breakfast. The boosters received donations for the event, such as napkins from Farmers National Bank and coffee cups from Dunkin Donuts.

According to the boosters, effective Jan. 1, all extracurricular activities funds will be affected by the failure of the recent Canfield school levy.

“We really appreciate the support from the community. We now need to very much rely on the public and the boosters club to help our team and they have come out in great numbers to support us today,” said Andrea Linnelli, Canfield swimming and diving coach.

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