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Memorial fund launched for Chanhassen teen killed in jet ski crash

Michael McNulty was 15 years old.

The family of the teen killed in a recent accident on Lake Minnetonka have launched a memorial fund and scholarship in his honor.

Michael McNulty, a 15-year-old from Chanhassen, died on the evening of June 30 when the jet ski he was riding was involved in a collision with another jet ski. He suffered multiple blunt force injuries.

On Sunday, the Minnetonka High School football program — in which McNulty participated — announced the creation of the Michael McNulty Memorial Fund:

The announcement says the fund will "help those that deserve it most and it will provide scholarships to support our local academic and athletic communities," to mirror the way "Michael led with kindness and empathy."

Donations are being taken via Venmo or check; the website encourages anyone wanting more information on how to contribute to contact Coach Mark Esch at

According to his obituary, McNulty leaves behind a twin brother, Colin.

It also says Michael "truly believed in a better world, and in his short time, made it so," having been a "connector" who was a "friend to so many and loved to be involved in everything."

He participated in a wide range of academic and athletic activities at school, including soccer, football and baseball.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen/Excelsior.

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