2009-05-21 / About Town

Fishing tournament for visually impaired

The Rhode Island Lions Sight Foundation will host its second annual VIP Fishing Tournament for visually impaired persons and their guides on Sunday, June 28. The tournament will be held on one of the fishing party boats of the Frances Fleet in Galilee, Rhode Island, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. where the participants will be competing for one of several trophies to be awarded.

For many years RILSF has organized a weeklong summer and winter overnight camp for the sight impaired children and teens of Rhode Island.

The addition of this event has created an opportunity to provide an exciting activity for the adult VIPs of Rhode Island.

The tournament is sponsored and organized by the RILSF and is supported by several Lions Clubs from the District 42 Lions and will include transportation, breakfast, assistance by guides and volunteers, and will be followed by a buffet lunch at Casey's Restaurant in Wakefield for sharing of stories and presenting awards.

For more information on the Rhode Island Lions Sight visit www.lions4sight.org or contact Lion Jay Ward at 699-7009 or email jayjo3569@cox.net or Lion Ken Barthelemy at 529-6173 or email kenbar123@aol.com.

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