2014 Sports Extravaganza

2014 Sports Extravaganza

The Colleyville LEO sponsored Goalball Team competes at the 2014 Sports Extravaganza at Nimitz High School. The LEOs also volunteer each year as line judges.  Sports Extravaganza is a two day event which encourages physical activities for students who are blind and visually impaired.

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More Information can be found at www.region10.org/supplementary-services/events/sports-extravaganza

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Colleyville LEOs Support the Heritage Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

Colleyville LEOs Support the Heritage Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

The Colleyville LEOs provided face painting at the Heritage Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

This is an event for the whole family! Offering free vision screening for children, prizes for every age group, a costume contest, a petting zoo, a bounce house, face painting and photos with Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny. Plenty of great things to eat & drink & lots of fun characters to meet. Special appearances by Foghorn Leghorn & The Peeps, Elmo, Mr. Ringmaster & The Mad Hatter!

Funds raised from this event support many Lions programs, including the Texas Lions Camp, a residential camping facility dedicated to providing a free, week long camping experience for children from Texas with physical disabilities, hearing/vision impairment, Type 1 diabetes and cancer.

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Texas Lions Camp Work Day

Texas Lions Camp Work Day

The Leos were on the road last weekend for an overnight road trip to Kerrville for the Texas Lions Camp Work Day. There was a lot of work needed to prepare the camp for this summers activities and the Colleyville Lions & Leos were tasked with splitting firewood for the nightly summer bonfires where the camp kids celebrate their daily accomplishments.

Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.

Children with special needs from all over the State of Texas are invited to attend one of 9 weeks, which we hope will become one of their life-long childhood memories. A week designed for fun, exploration and challenge.

2014-04-05_leo tlc_allFor more information about the Texas Lions camp visit www.lionscamp.com

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Leo’s Clean Sweep on Jackson Road

Leo’s Clean Sweep on Jackson Road

The Leos have volunteered to Adopt-A-Street in Colleyville. They are responsible for Jackson Road between Glade and Cheek-Sparger. This city program gives civic-minded individuals & organizations like the Colleyville Leo Club the opportunity to participate in creating a cleaner, more beautiful community.

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Watauga Eyeglass Recycling Center

Watauga Eyeglass Recycling Center

Leo Club volunteers will meet Saturday the 15th at the Recycling Center (see calendar for details) , evaluating, cleaning and cataloging donated eyeglasses. Glasses with broken or missing lenses or parts are discarded or salvaged.

Volunteers clean the eyeglasses that get through the initial usability screening and then examine them with a lensometer to determine the prescription. They are then sealed in plastic bags with the prescription noted on each bag. Bagged glasses are packed into boxes according to prescriptions and stored until volunteer humanitarian groups need them.

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2013 Sports Extravaganza – Goalball Sponsorship

2013 Sports Extravaganza – Goalball Sponsorship

The Colleyville LEOs are sponsoring a team at the 15th Annual Sports Extravaganza Goalball Tournament
for Blind and Visually Impaired Students. This will provide the athletes with regulation jerseys and protective gear to use throughout the year.

The team recently attended a LEO meeting and explained the game, how it is played, and most importantly how the sport has impacted their lives in so many positive ways.

See our Leos at work and the wonderful achievements of these great kids as they compete.

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