Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Members are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. They share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first. The Knights of Columbus Schulenburg Council #2902 demonstrated this commitment to community by donating to Turtle Wing Foundation last April to help support the 2019 Jack Hooper Day at the Ballpark and Homerun Derby. Leadership delivered a check for $1050, which the membership voted to donate in order to support Turtle Wing programming. Turtle Wing has been providing Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education & Advocacy programming to children and families with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs since 2012. Annually, over 325 children are receiving direct services with thousands more benefiting indirectly through education and advocacy work. The 2020 Jack Hooper Day at the Ballpark and Homerun Derby has been set for May 2, 2020. The foundation is already gearing up to cultivate sponsorships for this their largest fundraising event of the year. The K.C.’s are a prime example of untraditional support. The work of the foundation benefits our communities as a whole. Sponsors can be businesses, fraternal or philanthropic organizations, or even individuals who simply want to help children with disabilities “grow wings and fly”. For more information or to schedule Turtle Wing to come visit with your organization contact Susie Shank at (979)505-5090, visit the Turtle Wing Facebook page @turtlewingfoundation, or the website www.turtlewingfoundation.org.
Pictured: (L-R presenting check for $1050) Kenneth Berger/past Grand Knight, Susie Shank/TW Managing Director, Dennis Johnson/Grand Knight (on date of presentation), James Brossmann/past Grant Knight.