Rhode Island Lions Sight Foundation

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

VIP Fishing Tournament Application, Schedule and General Information


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/.





Meeting schedule 2013 -2014


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.