Lions Club renews support f Special Olympics

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From left are Lions LeeAnn Edwards, Vallery Washington and Sarah Giannone, Trooper Amanda Fournier, Lion Nicole Connell and Special Olympics Representatives Jana Morgan and Charlie Courville. On back row is Lion Sonny Evans.  If interested in supporting Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run or joining Natchitoches Lions Club, each out to any member to learn more.

The Natchitoches Lions Club has committed to serve an amazing cause with their renewed support of Special Olympics.  During their Sept. 26 meeting, Lions heard from Trooper Amanda Fournier and Special Olympics representatives Charlie Courville and Jana Morgan.  

This article published in the Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, print edition.

Louisiana Special Olympics serves nearly 8,000 athletes who compete in 10 official sports.  Athletes compete at no cost to them or their families.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising effort that supports these athletes.  Since the Torch Run began, Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) have raised over $700 million in support of Special Olympics.
After hearing the compelling stories of how Special Olympics positively impacts the lives of students in our own community, Lions are committed to serving those who compete, as well as supporting the LEOs who make it happen through their annual Torch Run.