Each year, TNYA hosts a signature fundraising event, the One Hour Swim (OHS) challenge. Not only do we challenge ourselves to see how far we can swim in an hour, we also get pledges and donations for causes that matter. Few better opportunities exist to do good while working out. 

We first participated in OHS as a team in 1990 during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the money raised was used to pay medical bills for members of our team fighting the epidemic. Nowadays, we donate the proceeds to LGBTQ+ community organizations. Past beneficiaries have included the AIDS Service Center (now the Alliance for Positive Change), the Ali Forney Center, SAGE, and other important community organizations.

About our 2024 OHS beneficiary

In 2024, we will once again partner with the Alliance for Positive Change where 50% of the donations made will support their mission to help New Yorkers living with HIV and other chronic health conditions, and the other 50% will go towards TNYA’s scholarship programs.

Not only has the Alliance been providing vital services for the most vulnerable in our community for 3 decades, they were also on the front lines with providing relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance just launched their new fundraising drive with the goal to raise $125,000 for their operations in the next calendar year.