The Wilson Community Enhancement Charity was established as an organization dedicated to helping kids learn to swim. The beautiful pool complex, that is home to Linnea's Swim School and the Wilson Harbor Pool Club, was an extraordinary gift from Mr. Patrick Brady. Thanks to Pat Brady and his family, people from all over the US and Canada are able to enjoy a First Class Pool Facility at 57 Harbor Street in Wilson, NY.
Mr. Brady built the facility in 2000 and dedicated it to his late sister, Linnea Brady Massey. Linnea and the rest of the Brady children were fortunate enough to take swimming lessons in Wilson, back in the late 70's when the program was offered in local residents' backyard pools. Linnea, herself, contributed back to the Wilson Community swimming program when she went from being a swimming lesson student to being an instructor in the same program years later.
Mr. Brady recognized the importance of a swim program and wanted the children in the community to have the same opportunity that he did as a child. With that mission in mind, the Wilson Community Enhancement Charity (WCEC), a certified 501 (c) 3 public charity, was created and Mr. Brady graciously donated the funds required to build the pool facility to the WCEC.
The summer of 2016 marks the 16th anniversary for Linnea's Swim School - a generous free program available to all the children in the community, and the classes and instructors are all Red Cross Certified.
Since the ribbon cutting of Linnea's Pool in 2000, the WCEC has adopted the Salmon Run 5K Race and created Harbor Hoops, one of WNY's largest and most loved 3 on 3 Basketball Tournaments. The WCEC also provides a family orientated outdoor movie series and concerts in beautiful Clark's Park.
The Board of Directors for the WCEC is currently composed of four dedicated Wilson residents who volunteer their time and efforts to keep the organization funded. The charity exists due to the generosity of it's donors, and doesn't receive monetary assistance from any outside entity. Please consider donating to the WCEC and Linnea's Swim School, an amazing free swim program that has enriched the lives of children for 15 years.
Board of Directors
President - Walter Moxham
Vice President - Marge Clark
Secretary / Treasurer - Kate & Jim Madan
Please Donate to the WCEC
Please help our organization continue to offer special events to this wonderful community, especially the free swim lessons we provide to all the children in the Wilson School District. Every donation goes directly to the free swim program at Linnea's Pool, the Salmon Run 5K , the Harbor Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament & the free outdoor movie series during the month of August. No donation is too small!