Bradford Rotary Club Supports Special Olympics
Rotary Club of Bradford President, Steve Morgan, presented a check for $1710.00 to the McKean County Special Olympics on Thursday to help sponsor the Special Olympics Swimming Invitational held on March 4th.
Over 50 athletes from McKean, Warren, Potter, Elk and Cameron counties competed at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sport and Fitness Center pool. The invitational is the culmination of the swimming season for most of the athletes, who trained for several months.
Pictured left to right: Special Olympians and Rotarians joined Pat Ryan from McKean County Special Olympics who accepted the check from Rotary. Front Row: Eric Lasher, Linda Porter, Kari Johnston, Nan Nelson, Patti Price, Ashley Peterson, Sheridan Phillips. Back Row: Rotarian, Ben Kirsch, Rochelle Thompson, Aaron Briggs, Jay Furman, Margie Kibby, Anthony Clancy, Ryan, and Rotarians, Brandi Buck, Heidi Scrivo, and Morgan.
Several Rotarians volunteered at the Swim Meet by opening the event, presenting medals, and helping medalists on and off the podium. Club members also volunteered at the Special Olympics Basketball Skills Clinic held on March 9th.
As President Elect Ben Kirsch stated in the opening ceremony of the Swim Meet. “The Rotary is honored to support an organization that values diversity, inclusivity, and the power of sports to transform lives. As Rotarians, we are committed to serving our communities and making a positive impact in the world.”
The Rotary Club’s sponsorship was made possible by its annual golf outing and a matching grant from Rotary District 7280.