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At just ten years old, Ben Callahan was already a standout. He trained diligently as a three-sport athlete and budding musician, and he personified the intellectually curious student. But even more notably, Ben was a humanitarian, scholar and athlete who faced every day with infectious joy, compassion and a deep-seated willingness to serve others. Ben’s passing in a tragic drowning accident in 2017 stunned our community, but his legacy continues to grow and inspire others throughout the region and beyond. Ben’s tremendous smile, boldness, kindness and exceptional strength of character have united legions in the wake of his death, including family, friends, teammates, coaches, bandmates, opponents on the field and countless others who have been directly impacted by the forthright way that he lived.

As we have mourned, our community has grown closer. We remember Ben’s spirit that reached for the extravagant but always sought to help others in need. The Ben Callahan Memorial Foundation was established shortly after Ben’s death with the mission of serving local children through enhanced educational, fitness, and enrichment programs.

Most recently, BC Sports Inc. was launched as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) to create a state- of-the-art, unique competition and wellness facility for all Shoreline Communities with the purpose of serving children, seniors and families while spreading the same hope of eternity that Ben carried in his heart. It is our sincere hope that you will join us in bringing the BC2 Ben Callahan Community Complex to life.

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