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Tiger Sharks take top spot in season’s first meet; YMCA receives donation

The Beaufort County YMCA Tiger Sharks youth swimming team started its season with a splash in an easy first-place finish May 13.

The Tiger Sharks, hosting teams from Georgetown, Myrtle Beach and Sumter, topped the field with a dominant score of 1,173 points. The Sumter Swordfish placed second with 231.

Beaufort County’s individual high scores for each age group were:

• 6 and under boys: Sovann Shook, 36

• 7-8 girls: Anson Daniel, 34

• 7-8 boys: Sean Lyons, 23

• 9-10 girls: Eli Summa, 32

• 11-12 girls: Lily Bostwick, 36

• 11-12 boys: Antonio Day, 34

• 13-14 girls: Alexia Goucher, 36

• 13-14 boys: Spencer Shivers, 36

• 15-18 girls: Brooke Cushman, 36

The Tiger Sharks’ next Carolina YMCA Swimming League meet is June 24 at the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal.

The YMCA announced more good news last week as the organization was presented with $14,400 in donations from 100 Women Who Care Beaufort. Funds were earmarked for the YMCA Migrant Summer Education Camp and 2017 scholarship campaign.

This is the second year of the camp, which consists of hundreds of campers ages 5 to 18 who are in the area during the summer as their parents work the local agricultural harvest.

100 Women Who Care Beaufort that aims to fund community-minded programs. Each quarter, members pledge $100 to a worthy cause, charity or nonprofit in northern Beaufort County.

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