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Friday, February 27, 2009

Weight Room Donated To Honor Jamiel Shaw, II

Los Angeles High School opened a new Varisty Sports Weight Room in the name of my son, Jamiel Shaw, II (Jas). The facility will be dedicated in his memory on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 3:00pm. Los Angeles High School is located at 4650 W. Olympic Blvd, L.A, CA 90019.

Michael Garvey, President of The Dumbell Man Fitness Equipment (TDM), donated the equipment for the new 900 square foot facility which features a variety of machines and weight training stations.

Ron Haddad, TDM Vice President of Development stated, "We are honored to be involved and have the support of the Shaw family, coaches and school administrators."

As many of you already know, my beloved son was murdered March 2, 2008, while his mother was serving in Iraq. Following the dedication of the Weight Room, we will have a candelight vigil at 21st and 5th Avenue. The candelight vigil will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, where Jas was murdered.

All are welcomed to join us. For more information call 323.806.9918.

My family and I thank everyone who supported us and continue to support us during this difficult time!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is VERY good news, Althea! I'll pass this on as well. Hopefully some from our group can come out for the dedication. God Bless You.

February 27, 2009 11:36 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Wonderful news!


February 27, 2009 11:50 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Maaaaaaaaan, that's great! I know they wanted, at first, to get the equiptment WITHOUT naming the weight room for Jamiel, II. So thanks to the donor who made it clear why the weight room was being donated, and for the school for recognizing! The Shaws, y'all!

February 27, 2009 2:02 PM  

Blogger zookeeper said:

Oh, how wonderful! What a perfect way to honor Jamiel! God is surely smiling today!

I, and we have not forgotten you, and we continue to keep Jamiel's name flowing, and will not stop until his name is known as "Law." Our love and gratitude for you and your purpose,
Kathleen E

February 27, 2009 6:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



February 27, 2009 7:11 PM  

Blogger alex said:

This a grate news,
I send my congratulations to the Shaw family. We should never forget to continue the fight to end youth violence in our community, home and school were they should be learning not fighting.

Alex Sanchez
Homies Unidos

March 02, 2009 11:10 AM  

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