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Did you know that 70% of African-Americans can not swim? Also, males are more likely to drown says Agnes Davis, owner of Swim Swim Swim I Say. Get full details from

Swimming is not just recreational but a life-saving tool. African-Americans we must teach our children how to swim. I know where they can learn how to swim and have lots of summer fun and that’s at Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. The great escape camps features breakfast, lunch, 30 minutes of curriculum, sports, swimming, river exploration, creative imagination and much more. This year’s theme is “Up, Up and Away.” The camps will run June 27-August 26, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 12 locations. The cost to send-a-kid to camp for nine weeks is $250 for Richmond residents and slightly higher for non-city residents. Register your child(ren) for the great escape camps at

Together, we can keep kids safe for summer. Thank you again for helping Clovia Lawrence and the Alexander Lance Booker Foundaton to raise over 20-thousand dollars to send kids to camp at Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Also, a big ‘thank you’ to Radio One Richmond listeners and social media followers, Cam Cooper, Paris Nicole, Sheilah Belle, King Tutt, DJ Drake, Radio One Sales Department, Marsha Landess, Carrie Deane, Jeff Anderson, NBC12, Elephant Insurance and Entrust Financial.


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