Coastal BUDS receives grant for iCan Swim program from Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Lila Kelly with volunteer Hannah Presley
Lila Kelly with volunteer Hannah Presley(Dru Loman)
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 10:22 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 7:07 AM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has awarded a grant to expand Coastal Bringing Up Down Syndrome’s iCan Swim Camp to Brunswick County.

The funding comes from one of 11 education grants totaling $76,000 that the Global Down Syndrome Foundation awarded various educational programs.

“We are so inspired by the amazing Down syndrome organizations we serve, and the impactful programs they provide for their communities,” Michelle Sie Whitten, President & CEO of GLOBAL, said in a recent statement. “Our member organizations are on the front line providing their families life-changing programs and services every day. We are proud to contribute our part as a national partner.”

The grant will go to expand Coastal BUDS’s five-day swimming camps to Brunswick County.

Anyone who has questions about the swim camp can email the program here. To register a child as a swimmer, or if you want to volunteer, you can visit Coastal BUDS’ website here.

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