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South High Foundation Donates to “Sha-Kym Adams Learn to Swim Fund”

Kimberly Adams, Honorary Co-chair of the “Sha-Kym Adams Learn to Swim Fund” and Denny Bennett, Mpls. Swims President receive a $1,394.00 Gift for the Fund from Judy Ayers, South High Foundation President on behalf of the Foundation.

On Tuesday, March 14, the Friends of South High Foundation presented a check for $1,394.00 to Denny Bennett, president of Minneapolis Swims, and Kimberly Adams, Honorary Co-chair of the “Sha-Kym Adams Learn to Swim Fund” and mother of the late Sha-Kym Adams. Foundation President Judy Ayers presented the check during the Foundation’s monthly board meeting. Many of Sha-Kym’s extended family members attended the presentation, and his sister, Renae Rowe, read a meaningful poem.

Minneapolis Swims created this fund with the help of Sha-Kym’s parents, Kimberly Adams & Sharrod Rowe, to provide scholarships for swimming instruction, helping eliminate financial barriers that may exist for people to learn to swim. Kimberly’s hope is “that no parent ever have to go through what we went through.”

Sha-Kym Adams was a sophomore at South High School when he drowned in August 2014, while trying to swim out to the raft on Lake Nokomis with some teammates after a football practice.

To donate to the fund, go to our Facebook page and follow the link, or send contributions c/o Minneapolis Swims, 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

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