Apr 28, 2012

Mason’s Supper helps Ohio Special Olympics

NEW MADISON – A Community Supper benefiting the Ohio Special Olympics will be held at the Ft. Black Masonic Lodge, New Madison, on May 8. Serving will be from 5-6:30 p.m., in the lodge dining room.  Profits are going to the 2012 Ohio Special Olympics charity for this summer’s games where opening ceremonies will take place June 22 at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex in Columbus.
At one time, it required only $30 to "sponsor an athlete" to the Summer Games.  Now, it costs well over $100 to bring each of the 2600 athletes to the Games who will compete in 11 different sporting events.  In 2011, the Ohio Masonic fraternity was able to contribute over $140,000 from 352 Ohio lodges. 
Over the past 23 years, the Masonic Fraternity in Ohio has contributed nearly $2.5 million to support the Annual Summer Games of the Special Olympics. More than 21,000 children and adults with disabilities have benefited from the generosity of the Masonic fraternity in Ohio.
In addition to the financial support, Ohio Masons host a welcome center for the Special Olympics athletes and families, provide volunteer help during the competitions, and participate in the Parade of Athletes during the opening ceremonies.
The Ft. Black Lodge is proud to help support the Ohio Special Olympics.  Please join us in again making this year’s event successful for Ohio’s Special Olympics athletes. For information on masonry in Ohio visit www.freemason.com.


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