Dean-Callahan Scholarship Fund

Dean-Callahan Scholarship Fund

The 1st Annual Dean-Callahan Summer Swim Off and Volleyball Tournament went off without a hitch on Friday, August 15th, 2014. In fact, there wasn’t really room to move — it was packed. Over 500 hundred people showed up at Mallory Country Club to show their support.

The fundraiser created a scholarship for Norfolk Public Schools athletes in memory of two superb young men, Carlton Dean and Joey Callahan. Both of them swam in the Virginia Beach Swim League and for Maury High School.

Carlton Dean Jr, at only 19 years old, was killed in a September 2012 shooting.
Joey Callahan, 22, drowned after he jumped off the Granby Street bridge in July of 2013.

The event was a celebration of these two young men’s lives and what they meant to their friends and family. People came from all over, old and young. I ran into people that I haven’t seen in over a decade — a testament to the two lives we lost all too early.

If you are local and didn’t get to come, don’t worry, there is always next summer. So pack your Speedo and goggles because you won’t want to be on the sidelines for the 2nd Annual Swim Off.

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