Kokotowa Ahmadu (Koko) showed up on a chilly Sunday morning in Bethesda and was asked to assist swimmers in the pool. Without hesitation, he jumped right in. Leeny Oberg, a fellow pool volunteer said, “Koko, from Landon, was amazing. He literally carried the last racer, who was very frightened about the swim, across the pool, treading water and encouraging them the whole way!”
Koko is a junior at Landon and somewhat of a triathlete himself as a football, basketball and rugby player. In addition to all of the work on the field, he still finds time to volunteer with A Wider Circle and DC area food banks. His interest in JUST TRYAN IT was piqued when he heard about kids racing for other kids. He was moved by the stories of the cancer families we support.
Koko hopes to go to college in California to study Physical Therapy so that he can continue to help those who have been injured or who are recovering from surgery. He definitely displayed great “bedside manner” at the race and JUST TRYAN IT was lucky to have him as a race day volunteer. and we know he will be successful with what ever he chooses to do in the future. Thank you and congratulations, Koko!.