Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Adults of RI
We are pleased to announce that, on June 22, 2014, The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will be hosting our 7th Annual VIP Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIPís) of Rhode Island on a chartered party boat out of Galilee RI. Your Invitation
This year we have the good fortune of having the support of the Pabst Brewing Co. through the Pabst Blue Ribbon Northeastern Tournament held from June through September. www.pbrfishing.com. The PBR donation will help with the cost of traveling to the National & New England VIP Tournaments in October.
More information on the National event can be found at http://www.ncvipfishing.org/.
The R.I. Lions Sight Foundation was founded in 1961 as the charitable
arm of the Lions Clubs of District 42 - Rhode Island and provides a
link to those service providers and organizations which are
committed to the preservation of sight and aiding the visually
impaired. Best known for its vision screenings at local businesses,
schools, and health fairs and for its collection of used eyeglasses
for distribution in Third World countries, the Foundation also
engages other activities including: providing scores of grants to
visually impaired Rhode Islanders for corrective surgery,
prostheses, or technical visual equipment to afford those
individuals an opportunity for a full and productive life;
sponsorship of 2 camps for Rhode Islandís visually-impaired
youngsters; providing "large print" books and audiocassettes to
every library in the state; organizing manpower of local Lions clubs
to screen childrenís eyes each year and make referrals to eye
doctors; organizing a Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament
since 2008. In addition to the above, the Foundation continues
to service the visually impaired where the need for assistance
exceeds local Lions Club resources or in areas of the state without
a local Lions club presence.