On Tuesday, this week, an 8-year-old boy drowned at a Sioux Falls apartment pool. The boy was the only person in the pool at the time.
When the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire learned about the tragedy, leaders of the organization were heartbroken. They encourage all parents to look into a safe place for kids to enjoy in the summertime.
"We know, in the summer, when the kids are out of school, you know its hard for parents to be able to watch them and make sure there's a supervising adult around that can care for them and that's what we are," Director of Operations Billy Mawhiney said.
The Boys and Girls Club offers programs for kids of all ages all summer long. If you'd like more information about the organization, and the programs it offers, visit the link attached to this story.