illustration of a swimming pool

TNDC Pool Toss


32nd TNDC Pool Toss

Thursday, September 26
6 - 9 pm

The Phoenix Hotel
601 Eddy Street

TNDC Pool Toss is a "one-of-a-kind" fundraising that benefits our Tenderloin After-School Program
Held every fall at the Phoenix Hotel, the Pool Toss recruits “tossees” to raise money, perform a skit,
and jump into a (heated) pool — with their whole costume on!

Backflip Sponsors

D+H Construction logo
Sponsor Name
D + H Construction
Swinerton logo
Sponsor Name
Cahill Contractors Logo
Sponsor Name
Cahill Contractors

Questions about the TNDC Pool Toss?

Contact our Events Manager, Denice Hernandez (pronouns: she/her), at

See Our 2021 Tossees Take the Plunge!

Our 2021 Tossees got animated! Each of our Tossees and all our splashtastic supporters of the TNDC Pool Toss are investing in kids and families in the Tenderloin community through the Tenderloin After-School Program!

See What a Virtual Reality Pool Toss Looks Like!

This year we went virtual--virtual reality that is! We had a blast zooming around our San Francisco rooftop to chat with guests, getting blown away by the magic of Gary Ferrar, learning from mixologist Ashley Clark, dancing to tunes by DJ Airsun, and watching our amazing Tossees compete for the biggest splash!

Watch Our 2020 Tossees Splash into Animation!

The 2020 TNDC Pool Toss looked a little different, a little more animated! But one thing that didn't change was our Tossees' and donors' generous support for kids and families of the TL community. 

Cartoon of a pink-red octopus with one leg in the word TNDC

Your Favorite Pool Toon: The Octopus by Meggie Ramm

You voted (and donated), and the winner of our 2020 Pool Toss cartoon competition was none other than the 2019 Octopus cartoon by Meggie Ramm! This exceptional octopus stole our hearts and will have a place on this page all year long. Congrats, Meggie! 

What's the Pool Toss?

We know, jumping in a pool sounds kind of crazy. Since 1993, the TNDC Pool Toss has been a signature, only-in-San-Francisco kind of event. We invite local leaders and luminaries (past tossees included Robin Williams and the Oakland Raiders!) to perform an original skit and jump into the (heated) Phoenix Hotel pool in front of their friends and co-workers. Trust us, it's a blast.

A multi-racial group of young boys excitedly play jenga

Support Kids in the Tenderloin Community

Each tossee, sponsor, and ticket supports kids living in the Tenderloin who are dreaming of their futures. Over 200 kids ages 7-18 regularly attend the Tenderloin After-School Program (TASP) for tutoring help, hands-on learning, college application support, activities celebrating different cultures, and having fun with friends. Help support kids grow, thrive, and succeed! 

Hear from the Tossees

"It’s so much fun to be able to do something with a lot of friends and partners to support TNDC. It’s a good cause and it’s a great way to get a lot of amazing people to have fun with you for the right reasons!"

Cécile Chalifour
West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JP Morgan Chase

"I would do anything for TNDC and especially for the kids in the Tenderloin...I'm really happy to be here and it's so fun being a tossee. There's so much goodwill, so many people love TNDC and coming out and participating...I'm psyched!"

Anne Torney
Partner, Mithun