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EPIC News for December 2014

FIVE East Phillips Youth Soccer teams WIN BIG

FIVE East Phillips Youth Soccer teams WIN BIG

December has been a big month for EPIC. Here are a few of our highlights.

Phillips Aquatic Center Pool NEW Funding: EPIC Donated $50,000.00 to the Park Board for renovation of the Phillips Community Center Pool. We are deeply grateful to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), which offered a match for up to $250,000 making the total EPIC donation $100,000. EPIC had set this money aside just waiting for such an opportunity. Wells Fargo also donated $25,000, with the match, the day”'s total was $150,000 for the pool.

FIVE East Phillips Youth Soccer teams WIN BIG: The 11u, 13u and 18u teams took home the City Park Championships and received the trophies. 15u and the young women”'s team also played a vigorous and strong season. The 11u and 13u teams are seen here holding their trophies and celebrating a congratulatory meal with family and friends. Rep. Karen Clark, EPIC Board member Ali Macalin, Board President Carol Pass and Jean Whitehill, East Phillips Park Director, also attended. (11u means 11 years & under)

Computer & Financial Literacy Classes: The East Phillips Park Programming Partnership, a Standing Committee of EPIC, is partnering with Wells Fargo, the City of Minneapolis Information Technology Department and the Park to bring Free Classes on Financial Literacy and Computer Literacy to the newly updated East Phillips Park Computer Lab. Contact Brad Pass at 612-916-8478 – or the Park – 612-370-4888 to sign up.

Empty Bowls: Empty Bowls at East Phillips Park ”“ A charity event to help fight hunger in our community. Guests can receive a handcrafted bowl made through the ceramics program at the park and a simple meal of soup and bread. Suggested donation is $10. Proceeds benefit the Open Arms of MN program. Friday, December 12th, 4-8pm.

Sha-kym Adams ”˜Learn-to Swim”' Scholarship Fund

Many of you remember the tragic story of Sha-kym Adams, the Minneapolis South High School sophomore football player who drowned on August 6th in Lake Nokomis. His parents, Kimberly Adams, and Sharrod Rowe, are the Honorary Co-Chairs of a scholarship fund that has been set up in their Son”'s name. It is their hope, that that with this fund, they can help prevent other parents from every having to go through what they have.

If you would like to donate to the “Sha-kym Adams ”˜Learn-to Swim”' Scholarship Fund”, please indicate that on your check and mail to Minneapolis Swims, 2323 11th Ave. S. Suite 135, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

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