Village Green Gators: Champs in and out of the water

Village Green Gators have been champions in the water this summer — a third-place finish during last week’s Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association “City Meet” [see story, Sports section], which followed a first-place finish in Smoky Mountain Invitational July 16.

More importantly, however, the Gators’ annual “Swim-A-Thon” at the team’s pool and “Walk To End T1D” [Type 1 diabetes] in the Village Green subdivision Wednesday, July 19, raised $5,290 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This year’s fundraiser was in recognition of Gators swimmers Jack Jones, 9, and Asher Boudreaux, 7, who are both dealing with Type 1 diabetes.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.