Special Olympics flag relay has visited Amherstburg and Essex before making its way before Windsor City Council for signatures.
Special Olympics was part of Monday night’s Windsor City Council Meeting, the Mayor and city councillors took a temporary break during the proceedings to sign a special flag for the Knights of Columbus in support of Special Olympics. Jules Santarossa, District Deputy District #39 of the Knights, was on hand to answer questions and seek council support.
The Knights of Columbus are a strong supporter of the Special Olympics. At last year’s event in Los Angeles, California, the Knights donated one million dollars and provided many volunteers for the event. This year the Special Olympic Provincial School Championships will be held at Durham College & Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex on June 1- 3, 2016.
The current Special Olympics flag relay has visited Amherstburg and Essex before making its way before Windsor City Council for signatures. It serves as an umbrella for all the activities the Knights of Columbus do for the Special Olympics throughout Ontario, such as organizing events, providing volunteers, conducting fund-raising and public awareness initiatives.
There are currently six Special Olympics flags traveling to different districts throughout the Knights’ 113 Districts in Ontario. They all will eventually make their way to Durham and will be on display during the Provincial School Championships in June.
Story and photo by Joe McParland