Knights in shining armor - Group donates funds to Special Olympics, Right in Community
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Right in the Community's Executive Director Jerrie Paschal and Knights of Columbus 4599 Grand Knight Tom Klein. The Knights of Columbus 4599 presented checks totaling $1,680 to Right in the Community and Special Olympics Georgia. (Special to the MDJ)
Right in the Community's Executive Director Jerrie Paschal and Knights of Columbus 4599 Grand Knight Tom Klein. The Knights of Columbus 4599 presented checks totaling $1,680 to Right in the Community and Special Olympics Georgia. (Special to the MDJ)
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Knights of Columbus Council 4599 Grand Knight Tom Klein made two presentations of checks last week totaling $1,680. The money was raised through the Annual Tootsie Roll Drive at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marietta.

GK Klein presented Right in the Community Executive Director Jerrie Paschal a check for $1,200.

Right in the Community is committed to finding, supporting, and creating services and programs for people with developmental disabilities that are right here in our community — the community where we work and play and live.

For more than 50 years, they have been providing information and support to families who have children with developmental disabilities. From completing daunting paperwork to giving out the number of the local doctor, we are here for our families. They are your developmental disabilities resource right here in the community.

GK Klein also this week presented Special Olympics Georgia – Cobb County Director Clintina Mitchell a check in the amount of $480.00.

Special Olympics is an international sports program for athletes ages 8 and up with the developmental disabilities.

Special Olympics is a year around program that offers 15 different sports opportunities that includes track and field, basketball, bowling, golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, equestrian, table tennis, gymnastics, ice skating, roller skating, alpine skiing, bocce and power lifting.

Nationally in 2005, the Knights of Columbus announced a partnership with the Special Olympics. It committed $1 million over four years to grow the programs of Special Olympics in North America and pledged more volunteers for state and local games. The Order will also work with Special Olympics North America to expand its programs to countries currently under served by it.

That $1 million commitment has been renewed by the Order through 2016.

Bishop Greco Assembly 2161 Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Color Corps will be presenting the Colors at the Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics Georgia – Cobb County on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Cobb Civic Center.
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