An outpouring of community support has generated more than $6,000 for the family of Andrew Marilley.
The Watertown eighth-grader suffered a swimming injury and was air-lifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse on April 18.
A Swim 4 Andrew benefit, including a lap swim and bake sale, was held on Friday at Watertown High School to offset the familys medical and travel expenses.
Marilley has been a varsity swimmer for two seasons and competed at the state meet in March as part of Watertowns 200-yard medley relay. He also holds the all-time Frontier League record time in the 500 freestyle.
Marilley, who is now recovering at home, is the son of William and Andrea Marilley.