Toledo, OH (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
Pool Safety Week, which is July 28 – August 3, is a week to draw attention to not only the dangers that a public or municipal pool poses to children, but also small, inflatable pools that are often in private backyards.
Executive Director of The Josh Project, Tankeeya Butts, explained, “The number of children who drown in inflatable pools continues to increase as these pools become more affordable and available.” The Josh Project is a Toledo nonprofit that continually reminds parents of the risks of drowning.
With 280 children under the age of five drowning each year in swimming pools, including inexpensive, inflatable pools, Attorney Charles Boyk finds it imperative to help spread the message that The Josh Project is giving.
“The Josh Project is very near and dear to my heart. I think that they are doing great things for our community and are helping to prevent numerous swimming pool accidents. I hope that by sharing this information during Pool Safety week also helps to spread awareness about the dangers of inflatable pools that many do not know exist,” said Attorney Charles Boyk.
For more information on Pool Safety Week and The Josh Project, visit the nonprofit’s website. To support The Josh Project’s students, attend the graduation ceremony taking place this Sunday at Toledo’s Scott Park auditorium and Cavern at the University of Toledo from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Toledo Mayor Michael Bell will be speaking at the event that is sure to be a success.