Arabian Horse Foundation begins Swayze scholarship

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - November 27, 2009

The foundation is the charitable arm of the Denver-based Arabian Horse Association.

Foundation President Larry Kinneer of Dayton, Ohio, said Friday that the scholarship "creates a lasting testimony to their careers in dancing, theater and movies, love of the Arabian breed and contributions over the years to AHA youth programs."

The scholarship will be awarded each spring to a youth involved with Arabian horses who seeks a performing arts career. It was launched with a pledge from Iron Horse Farms in Canton, Georgia.

Swayze died in September of pancreatic cancer at age 57. He is survived by Lisa Niemi, his wife of 34 years.

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