Lions Club commits to renewed support of Special Olympics

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

The 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 have raised over 700 million dollars in support of the Special Olympics.

After hearing the very compelling stories of how the 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 Law Enforcement Officers who make it happen through their annual Torch Run.

Pictured left to right are Lions LeeAnn Edwards, Vallery Washington, 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 you are interested in supporting Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run or joining Natchitoches Lions Club, please reach out to any member to learn more.