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Colin’s Hope Celebrates the Success of the 2nd Annual Best Day Ever Party

April 25, 2018 | Uncategorized

Colin’s Hope is overjoyed to announce that the 2nd Annual Best Day Ever Party raised over $200,000 to help us prevent drowning! Presented by Patriot Pool and Spa along with the Dubois Family on Saturday, April 14th, this event hosted 230+ guests and took place at the beautiful Villa Del Lago overlooking Lake Travis. Guests enjoyed fabulous food by Crave and Silver Whisk, a live auction by Cowboy Auctioneers and live music by Chandler and the Bings.

These funds will save lives. They will provide swim and water safety lessons to at-risk children. They will provide water safety education to parents and adult caregivers. Most importantly, they will expand our reach with evidence-based and proven programs that increase water safety knowledge and swimming skills of children, while creating safer behaviors around water. We are humbled by your remarkable and continued generosity. Together, we are furthering our vision of a world where children do not drown and making strides towards our bold goal of ending drowning completely in Central Texas.

Here’s what Hal Denbar, owner of Patriot Pool & Spa and one of the biggest Best Day Ever Party sponsors, had to say about the event:

“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to be associated with Colin’s Hope and the inspirational work that the Holst family, Alissa, and the rest of the Colin’s Hope crew are doing on a daily basis. As a company who regularly interacts with thousands of swimming pool owners who live in Austin and the surrounding suburbs, Colin’s Hope is inspiring us to better communicate to our friends and customers their message of water safety. Thank you all for sharing in the Colin’s Hope vision of a world in which no child drowns, and we can’t wait to see you again next year at the Best Day Ever Party.”

To see a video about the Colin’s Hope Preschool Swim Safety Program that was shared during the program, click here.

Thank you to our incredible event photographers Kristen Roedner of Faux-Toes and Kelsey Logan. 

Please visit to learn more about the mission of Colin’s Hope, and learn about upcoming events.

A Best Day Ever Thank You to all Sponsors, Board Members, Supporters and Volunteers!