The seventh annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon held on Saturday raised more than $4,000 for the former SPY simmer’s scholarship fund.
The triathlon is held every year at the Severna Park Community Center and Baltimore Annapolis trail to raise money for a scholarship fund in Emily’s name. Emily was killed in a car crash at Frostburg State University in 2004.
The triathlon is orchestrated each year by fellow SPY swimmer David Ensor and Emily’s parents Jane and Charles Schindler.
In an email, Ensor said that this year’s triathlon was the perfect balance of returning triathletes and new Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship triathletes. The youngest person in this year’s race was just 9 years old, while to oldest was 60.
More than $3,000 was raised for the scholarship fund through participants, sponsors and volunteers, Ensor said. However, separate donations increased the amount raised to more than $4,000.
The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to select graduating seniors on the SPY swim team who most exemplify Emily’s qualities of team spirit and kindness. To date, it has awarded more than $29,000 to swimmers from high schools in Anne Arundel County.
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