Dedication ceremony Friday for new pool

A dedication ceremony marking the grand opening of the new Lindbergh High School swimming pool will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, on the high school campus, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Besides the official ribbon cutting, swimmers are invited to make the “First Splash” in the pool, while raising funds for aquatic scholarships and a local charity.

For a minimum $50 donation, participants can be one of the first to swim a lap, take a dive or throw a ball into the water polo net in the new pool. Donations also will be accepted from non-swimmers who would like to sponsor a student in the Lind-bergh High School aquatics program.

To participate, send a donation — a minimum of $50 — to First Splash, Lindbergh School District, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63126. Checks should be made out to the Lindbergh School District. Include the name of the participant and select an activity — swimming, diving or water polo.

Donations will be divided between aquatics scholarships and Angels’ Arms, a home for foster children in the community.

For more information, call Bill Hopkins at (314) 729-2400, Ext. 1515, or Mary Meyer at (314) 729-2400, Ext. 8802