Our goal is to prevent drowning

Save A Life

Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation is a 501c3 charity organization whose mission is to prevent drowning through education and awareness.


Make a DonationWater Safety

Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation’s main goal is to prevent drowning. We aim to educate all children and their families on how to be safer around water.  Our vision is a world where people practice safer behaviors around water and do not drown.

To achieve our goal we:

  • Educate public about water safety through community interaction.​
  • ​Increase access to swim lessons for all children.​
  • Collaborate with schools to implement water safety curriculum​ in the classroom.

What We Do


With your donations, we provide swimming scholarships, donate water safety books to local schools and support other water safety initiatives.


We participate in local safety events to raise awareness. The Spring Lake Shiver Polar Splash, our annual fundraiser, is hosted each January.


We partner with organizations locally and nationally that share our goal to prevent drownings.


We educate families on water safety through partnerships with local schools, online education, and swim lesson programs.

Water Safety Stations

JHMF is offering the opportunity for community members and businesses to sponsor a Water Safety Station for Oak Island & Surf City.

Brunswick School of FISH

We have partnered with  BCC Sports & Aquatics Complex to offer FREE swimming lessons for Brunswick County youth through Brunswick School of FISH swimming scholarships.  Download, complete and submit your application today!

Support Our Cause

Drowning continues to be a leading cause of death for children ages 1-4.  It’s time to stop this silent epidemic.  Join us in spreading water safety awareness and education.  Help us stop drowning.

Swimming Lessons

Apply for a Brunswick School of FISH swimming scholarship to receive FREE lessons at the BCC Sports & Aquatics Complex.  Download, complete and submit your application today!

Contact Us

Our Location

Phone: 910-477-0837

3181 George II Highway, Suite E
Southport, NC 28461

Email: info@jackhelbig.org