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Continuing a Decades Long Partnership with Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus has been an integral supporter of Special Olympics since 1968, when members served as volunteers at the first International Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. Today, thousands of Knights continue to give a hand at Special Olympics events, and local councils contribute millions of dollars toward the organization’s work each year. In fact, the Order’s partnership with Special Olympics is a featured Faith in Action program in the “Life” category.

Even during the 2021-2022 fraternal year, when the pandemic forced the cancellation of many events, councils donated more than $3.7 million to Special Olympics and individual Knights volunteered more than 418,000 hours. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly said in his annual report at the 140th Supreme Convention, “Our support for Special Olympics is a powerful sign of our unwavering defense of the dignity of the human person. As Knights, we know that every life is a gift from God.”

Help the Knights of Columbus continue their support of Special Olympics by taking part in the Online 50/50 Raffle.

Jackpot Draw September 30th

100 Tickets for $40 - 40 Tickets for $20 - 15 Tickets for $10

By purchasing any tier of tickets, you will help us achieve our charitable goal

- supporting Special Olympics Ontario.


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