Knights of Columbus show Special Olymics the money

More than $17,000 of pledged Walkathon for Special Olympics monies has been raised to benefit the Campbell River Chapter of Special Olympics

  • Nov. 1, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Each spring, Campbell River Special Olympians, volunteers, family, friends and Knights of Columbus walk, roll and wheel chair from Rotary Beach Park to Hidden Harbour and back to raise funds.

In the four years that the Knights have organized the local event, over $17,000 of pledged Walkathon for Special Olympics monies has been raised to benefit the Campbell River Chapter of Special Olympics. All the money stays right here in Campbell River to help pay for facility rentals, equipment, travel expenses, uniforms and the like for our athletes.

The Knights of Columbus have a longstanding relationship with the Special Olympics, which enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability through sport. Internationally, over the past 40 years the Knights of Columbus have raised over $382 million for Special Olympics and other programs for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

Annual CR Walkathon Knight co-chairs, John Dawson and Rick Robertson thanked the Campbell River public and local businesses for pledging and volunteering. If you, your business or organization can lend a helping hand to the fundraising efforts for next year’s event, please call John at 250-286-6469 or Rick at 250-830-0577.