The Genoa Lions Club recently teamed up with the Cortland Lions Club and 13 other Lions Clubs to provide a special weekend of adventures – which would have included cross country skiing – for those who are visually impaired.
This year’s warm weather made skiing impossible at the annual Ski for Sight event, but the campers got to play bingo and go bowling instead.
The event began Jan. 27 when the participants checked into their motel rooms. Skiing on Saturday in Waterman was canceled but the pizza party that evening wasn’t. On Sunday, the campers were bused to Cortland for breakfast and then to Elburn for bingo or DeKalb for bowling.
The Cortland and Genoa Lions clubs prepared and served breakfast to about 65 visually impaired people. Each club does a part and contributes financially to make the weekend event a success.
The Lions want this event to continue and grow. They would like for every person who is visually impaired in the Chicago area to have the opportunity to experience cross country skiing. However, the larger the event becomes, the more funds are needed. Those interested in helping continue the event, should contact their local Lions club to contribute.