Shawnee steps up in support for teen who drowned in neighborhood lake

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SHAWNEE, Kan. -- A number of honors were announced for a Shawnee teen who drowned last week at Lakeview Estates. Treyvon Mays had been swimming with friends last Tuesday night.

There was a moment of silence at Monday night’s meeting at City Hall, and then The Treyvon Mays Memorial Fund was announced. The fund has been set up by the city at Country Club bank. One councilman says they city had gotten of lot of interest from the community on how to help Mays’ family. One effort alone has already raised more than $600 for the fund.

It’s only been open for a few days.

“It’s just very reassuring to see the people of Shawnee support this group and help them try and get back on their feet so they can live productive, meaningful lives for the mother and their family,” said Ward 1 Shawnee Councilman Jim Neighbor.

The city  posted on Facebook that Mays like to spend a lot of time at the civic center. One of the staff members thought it would be a good idea for folks to sign a basketball that will later be presented to him mother.

On Wednesday, August 31, Firehouse Subs at 6415 Quivira will team up with Cougars Concerned for the Community, a student group at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, for a fundraiser.

The fundraiser will be held from 10:30 am – 8pm. A portion of those proceeds will go to The Treyvon Mays Memorial Fund. If you’d like to donate, you can mail checks to Treyvon Mays Memorial Fund c/o Country Club Bank 21911 W. 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226.