In Hubbard businesses donated thousands to pay for new diving blocks for its community pool.

After losing revenue during Ohio's COVID shutdown in 2020, the pool director Andrienne Poullas launched  a fundraising campaign to 
replace 22 year old diving blocks that could not be repaired.
Business owners who donated $3.000 for a full diving block or $1,500 hundred to pay for half a block took part in today's inaugural dive. 
Owners from Kilar and Straightline made that dive themselves. Others chose a swimmer to represent them. 
With no way to repair the more than 20 year old equipment it became a growing safety concern.
"We would have to do meets where we would only use a certain amount of lanes just to keep the kids safe. So these band new blocks with anchors and 
everything is going to be a huge face life, not just for the pool, but for the six high school teams we house here, for the club teams that come, we host ten, 
twelve, fifteen meets a year so all swim teams in the tri-county area are going to benefit from the blocks we got," Adrienne Poullas Hubbard's Pool Director said.
The school also applied for and received a Learn to Swim or USA Swimming Grant for kids with developental disabilites. 
The grant pays for eight half-hour one-on-one lessons for each student in that program. 
Thirteen year old Matthew Hynes who attends Fairhaven was enjoying his lesson this weekend morning.
Platinum Donors - $3,000 include  Kilar Fabrication,  Julianne Carsone & Family, Hubbard High School Athletics
Gold Donors - $1,500 include Braydich Dental, Youthology Medspa, Straightline Interiors, Artasia Framing & More,  Kraken Swimming Booster Club
There were fifteen people who donated $100 to also help make the purchase of new diving blocks possible.