LARAMIE, Wyo, USA, August 30. SUPPORT for Dave Denniston will be coming from the University of Wyoming, which has scheduled a 24-hour swimming relay to raise money to offset the costs associated with Denniston’s rehabilitation from a sledding accident. A former standout at Auburn University, Denniston was paralyzed from the waist down in February after colliding with a tree in the Snowy Range Mountains, located west of Laramie.
As part of the Relay Across America, the Wyoming fundraising effort will feature nonstop swimming for 24 hours. The event will begin Friday at 5 p.m. and Denniston will be present at Corbett Pool, along with his parents. An NCAA champion during his collegiate career, Denniston was a member of the United States squad at the 2003 World Championships.
Denniston has ties to the University of Wyoming, as his grandfather, R.H. Denniston II, was a zoology professor at the school. Meanwhile, his gradmother, Katherine, was involved in UW’s Faculty Women’s Association. Individuals interested in supporting the Wyoming relay can contact the school’s swimming and diving office at (307) 766-6265. For more information on Denniston and his recovery, visit www.davedenniston.com.