More than 40 Special Olympians recently stopped their bowling fun to cheer approval as Sil Egler, Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, presented a $735 donation to Becky Derwort, Area Director of Volunteers for Special Olympics. This donation was a gift from the 4th Degree Council of the Knights of Columbus in Fountain Hills.
A second and larger donation to Special Olympics will be made after the first of the year as a result of the annual Tootsie Roll drive accomplished by Knights here in Payson. Donations have enabled the kids to travel to area meets and competitive events, to rent travel vehicles, buy gas, purchase sports equipment and fund meals.
Here in Payson, the local council of the Knights of Columbus is involved in a number of charitable, fraternal and spiritual activities. New members are welcome.
For more information, contact Deacon Tom Fox at (928) 474-2129 or (928) 277-9851. You can also contact Becky Derwort at (928) 474-9142.