RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - In a heartfelt response to a devastating loss, Dori and Walt Scott, whose 4-year-old son Izzy tragically drowned in 2022, are turning their pain into action by helping more people learn how to swim in the CSRA.

The Scott family has teamed up with Augusta's Salvation Army Kroc Center to offer swim lessons to children and adults in their community. Their goal is to provide lessons to 100 people in the Augusta area this year. They believe that learning to swim is important not just in the summer but all year long.

 It's an effort the Scott's say is sorely needed, not just during the summer months but year-round. 

"There are not enough swim lessons here in the CSRA. They are booked like that. If you don't start early, you won't get them. And I figure, with us providing swim lessons through the foundation, it will help some of those children get the swim lessons that they need."
"what we are actually looking to do is find a way to create more opportunities in the CSRA to get people to swim instruction as needed because this is actually a life-critical skill that everyone should learn and know."

The Izzy Scott Foundation, along with the Kroc Center, will host a fundraising event called "Splash Summit" on Apr. 20. 

The public is invited to attend. 

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