Ashlyn Would Go Foundation was established in memory of Ashlyn who died at age 14 on April 21, 2005 from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
She was a delightful young woman with many interests, including surfing, literature, the arts. She is fondly remembered in the Texas surfing community for her dedication to the beach and ocean, love of surfing, and for her kindness and compassion.
The foundation was established in her memory and is an effort to help others reach their full potential in life.
8th Annual Ashlyn Shoemaker Memorial Grom Roundup - Saturday, August 10, 2013
Although the event kicked off a bit late due to a cell of severe weather, Ashlyn came through shining brightly and her presence was felt all along the beach. The contest was a huge success at capacity with 36 young competitors and their families enjoying a day at the beach and learning to appreciate surfing as an activity to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Ashlyn has always smiled down on these events and provided good weather, contestable grom sized surf and wonderful experiences for all involved. This contest is one where every child is a winner and each is encouraged to compete regardless of their abilities. Friends are made in the water, families are introduced to each other and Ashlyn's memory is celebrated along the same beach where she cultivated friendships and shared waves with her parents.
A very special thank you to the TGSA for teaming up with us, our sponsors and many, many volunteers and to all those who came out to the event.
Crissy Moore Helmke