June 12, 1999 - March 16, 2017
Brooke Erin Posey is the youngest daughter of Ernest Posey and Marie Gregory. Sadly, Brooke was killed in an automobile accident on March 16, 2017 at the age seventeen.
Though young, Brooke truly lived life to the fullest. Brooke began swimming at the age of four. She began horse back riding at the age of eight. She soon become an accomplished equestrian competing in horse shows across the country. She enjoyed water skiing, sailing, boating and snow skiing. Brooke loved music, festivals, and boy bands (especially One Direction). She loved to dance with her family any chance she could get.
More than anything, however, Brooke was defined by her love of family and friends. For Brooke, “family” was much more than just her immediate family members. She loved bringing her entire blended, bonus, beautiful family together. Cousins too numerous to name were more like siblings. And, though Brooke loved her older family members, she adored her younger cousins, niece and nephew. The littlest family members truly had her wrapped around their little fingers.
Initially, the swim-a-thon was a one time event. We asked the Southern Yacht Club and the swim team if they would continue to host the event annually. After a little thought, we collectively chose to hold the swim-a-thon yearly on a weekend around Brooke’s birthday, June 12. In 2021, the swim-a-thon will be held on her 22nd birthday. Brooke always loved a good birthday party!
The Brooke Erin Posey Foundation was founded in April of 2019 to sponsor the Brooke E. Posey Swim-a-Thon and #BrookesActsofKindness movement, which spreads kindness throughout the New Orleans community in memory of Brooke.
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