Special Olympics Walkathon

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The Knights of Columbus 10318 Ascension Council has announced that they will host their inaugural Special Olympics Florida Walkathon on Saturday, February 23 in the parking lot of the Church of the Ascension in Fort Myers Beach (6025 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach).

The Special Olympics Florida Walkathon is open to participants of all ages. Registration fee is $25 per walker pre-event, or $30 for registration on the day of the walkathon. Participants will decide how many laps that they wish to complete around the church parking lot. Walk a little, walk a lot – it all helps the Special Olympics!

The Special Olympics Florida walkathon will begin at 9 a.m. with a ceremonial procession led by the Knights of Columbus 10318 Ascension Council members. Special Olympics Florida athletes and unified partners will also participate in the walkathon. Registration fee includes a complimentary Special Olympics t-shirt. There will be entertainment and much more available for all who attend.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Special Olympics Florida Walkathon,” said Dennis Robinson. “We were very moved when we met a Special Olympics Florida athlete at our state convention in Orlando and we felt inspired to create a fundraising event that would support these wonderful athletes and this great cause.”

For more information or to register for the walkathon please contact Dennis Robinson at 239-440-5511 or email at dmrbowl@yahoo.com.

About Special Olympics Florida – Lee County

Special Olympics Florida – Lee County, a volunteer-driven organization, offers a year-round sports program that includes training and competition in aquatics, golf, bowling, basketball, track and field, cycling, soccer, bocce, tennis, flag football, and standup paddle for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, all at no cost to the athletes and their families. All individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, with no upper age limit.

Special Olympics Florida – Lee County’s programs are possible because of the dedication of hundreds of volunteers who organize, coach, publicize, raise funds, and administer the organization. All financial support for Special Olympics Florida – Lee County comes from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.

For more information about Special Olympics Florida – Lee County please contact, County Director, Justin Copertino at 754-264-9158, or please visit specialolympicslee.org.

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization whose nearly 2 million members and 15,000 councils support a broad spectrum of charitable causes locally, as well as internationally.

Founded in 1882 as a fraternal benefit society to render financial aid to members and their families, the K of C continues to be true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity by offering support to its membership, as well an almost infinite variety of local, national and international charitable projects. These projects also include Warriors to Lourdes, the March for Life; the Saint John Paul II National Shrine; Building the Domestic Church; and many more.

To learn more about the Knights of Columbus charitable initiatives, membership, insurance and the legacy of its founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney, visit www.kofc.org.