Colleyville LEOs Sponsor Sports Extravaganza Goalball Team

The Colleyville LEOs are sponsoring a team at the upcoming 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.

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Lone Star Classic Goal Ball Tournament

LEOs volunteered at the Goal Ball tournament on Friday March 4th.

Ten LEOs met at the Colleyville Community Center at 4:15pm to caravan to the tournament. After sitting in some traffic they arrived and registered to be volunteer line judges for the Lone Star Classic Goalball Tournament
at Irving High School.

The tournament was amazing as teams of three blind or visually impaired students competed against each other. They hurl a large blue, bell filled ball down the court where the other teams tries to defend their goal line and block the ball from crossing. It is fast paced requires an immense amount of concentration and quick reflexes. All players wear blacked out goggles so everyone is completely in the dark.

Our LEOs did a great job assisting the officials and after the tournament they were allowed to gear up, get blindfolded, and take their turn on the court. If you were not there ask a LEO who was. Every LEO should take advantage of this opportunity to serve and share in the fun.

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Texas Lions Camp Spring Cleaning

Lion Jim Cook, a Director for the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, was the LEO guest speaker. He challenged the club to organize a group to help the Lions on April 1st and 2nd.  The response was almost unanimous among those present at the meeting.

This is an overnight road trip and Leo parents are welcome to join in the effort. There is a lot of work needed to prepare the camp for this summers activities. Contact David Phelps at 972-467-7319 for more information about the work weekend.

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.

For more information about the Texas Lions camp visit www.lionscamp.com

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Eyeglass Recycling Center in Fort Worth Closes

President Kelsey Kusman announced that there will be no more recycling eyeglass sessions. The warehouse the Lions formally used has been closed and shut down for financial reasons. It was no longer economically efficient to keep the warehouse when it was only being used about twice a month. Lions clubs in our area are working on an alternative solution. The club will be informed as more information becomes available.

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LEOs provide meals for Presbyterian Night Shelter

Over $400 of the LEO Club’s charity funds were spent to prepare breakfast sacks to hand out to the needy during the holidays at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. 19 LEOs and LEO Boosters assembled the meals that were subsequently delivered by the Lions Club to the shelter.

The following is a note from the 2E2 Vice District Governor, Lion Tom Westerman…

Your Breakfast Snacks were delivered on December 23 to the Presbyterian Night Shelter and will be shared daily through out the Christmas and New Year Holidays. It was a job well done.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Tom Westerman
1st Vice District Governor
District 2E2.

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LEOs Lend a Hand at Sports Extravaganza

The Leos showed up in force at the Sports Extravaganza. Twelve members were charged with officiating the Friday afternoon Goalball event. It was an extremely rewarding experience for the contestants and the Leos.

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