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THE HIGGINBOTHAM COMMUNITY FUND DONATES FOR SAFETY

November 13, 2021

The Higginbotham Community Fund will be presenting $1000 to the Je’Sani Smith Foundation on Saturday, November 13 at 3:00pm at the Higginbotham Offices at 500 North Shoreline, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Read More

Islander Graphic Design Students Assist Je’Sani Smith Foundation as Part of ONE DAY

November 1, 2021

By all accounts, Je’Sani Smith was a talented young man and athlete at Richard King High School who was dedicated not only to team but to his friends and family as well. Read More

WALMART CONTRIBUTES $500 TO BEACH SAFETY EFFORTS

October 25, 2021

Walmart has gifted $500 to the Je’Sani Smith

Foundation to promote beach safety and rip current awareness at Coastal Bend beaches. This donation will be used to distribute life-saving information along area beaches. Read More

Victim's family, community celebrated for passage of drowning-prevention laws

June 28, 2021

Local and state leaders came together Monday to honor the mother of a Corpus Christi teenager who drowned after a rip current off Whitecap Beach dragged him out into the Gulf of Mexico in April of 2019.Read More

High school senior receives Je'Sani Smith scholarship

June 22, 2021

A scholarship in his name was handed out to a fellow Mustang.

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Je'Sani Smith Act signed into law by Governor Abbott

June 16, 2021

Two measures aimed at saving lives on our local beaches were signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in mid-June. 

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Je'Sani Smith Foundation partners with Texas Surf Museum to promote beach safety

June 5, 2021

"What better way to educate and engage our community than a museum that’s the whole purpose of museums,” said Kiwana Denson, mother of Je'Sani Smith.

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Community leaders share the importance of educating yourself on rip currents

May 26, 2021

Educating yourself and your loved ones is a crucial step before you decide to enter any South Texas beach waters.

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What to know about dangerous water conditions when visiting local beaches

May 24, 2021

When traveling to the beach, it is important to know about the conditions of the water to ensure you, and everyone you are visiting with, stays safe.

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Beach Safety: Know the warning flags before you visit the beach this Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2021

Beneath that water can be dangerous rip currents that can't be seen, only felt.

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State legislation filed in honor of Je'Sani Smith

February 26, 2021

State Rep. Todd Hunter filed legislation this week to designate April as Beach Safety and Rip Current Awareness month.

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GULF COAST GROWTH VENTURES CONTRIBUTES TO BEACH SAFETY EFFORTS THROUGH $1,000 BILLBOARD DONATION

February 1, 2021

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, an ExxonMobil-SABIC joint venture, has donated $1,000 to the Je’Sani Smith Foundation to promote beach safety and rip current awareness in San Patricio County.

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LAUNDRY DEPOT CONTRIBUTES TO BEACH SAFETY EFFORTS THROUGH $1,000 BILLBOARD DONATION

February 1, 2021

Laundry Depot has donated $1,000 to the Je’Sani Smith Foundation to promote beach safety and rip current awareness in San Patricio County.

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Nueces County donates $5K to Je'Sani Smith Foundation for beach safety, rip current awareness

January 7, 2021

Nueces County donated $5,000 to the Je'Sani Smith Foundation to promote beach safety and rip current awareness.

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Je'Sani Smith Foundation hits beach to warn of rip currents

September 5, 2020

The Je'Sani Smith Foundation was out on beach today warning beachgoers about the dangers of rip currents.

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Je’Sani Smith Foundation static billboard put up off IH-37 to promote rip current awareness for beach goers

August 29, 2020

There is a new warning up along IH-37 for visitors to the Coastal Bend. The "Know the Flags" billboard just put up along IH-37 near Suntide Road is designed to help educate out-of-towners about the dangers of rip currents. 

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Nueces County officials to announce $5000 donation to Je’Sani Smith Foundation

August 30, 2020

Thursday's event at Padre Balli Park will include the announcement of the donation and a special information session regarding upcoming campaigns for this Labor Day.

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Je'Sani Smith Foundation receives donation from Port of CC

August 10, 2020

The Je'Sani Smith Foundation received a huge donation from the Port of Corpus Christi today.

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JE’SANI SMITH FOUNDATION RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION FROM PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI TO SUPPORT BEACH SAFETY INITIATIVES

August 10, 2020

The Port of Corpus Christi has made a $10,000 donation to the Je’Sani Smith Foundation in support of beach safety and rip current awareness initiatives in the Coastal Bend.

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July named Beach Safety and Rip Current Awareness Month

July 5, 2020

One local family has made huge developments in educating the community and visitors of the Coastal Bend area about the dangers of rip currents and undertows in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mayor Joe McComb declares June 9th Je'Sani Smith Foundation Day

June 9, 2020

Corpus Christi's City Council gathered Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss a wide variety of topics.

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$1,200 awarded to Angelina Tapia through the Je'sani Smith Water Scholarship

June 5, 2020

The second-ever Je'sani Smith Water Scholarship was handed out to a 2020 King High School graduate this afternoon. 

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A legacy never forgotten: Jesani Smith

May 23, 2020

Kiwana Denson says she created a website designed to bring awareness and educate the public on beach safety and rip currents.

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Je'Sani Smith Beach Safety Alert being put into place just in time for Spring Break

February 28, 2020

Electronic message boards will be put on the J.F.K. Causeway, the ferry, and county beaches so people can be warned of dangerous rip currents in the ocean.

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