Frank "Cheech" DeFazio, PDD - CEA Special Olympics Chrmn.

 
The 2017 Holiday Season has opened up with the CEA holding the Special Olympics Volleyball event. Saturday's opening ceremony was soundly declared by our State President, Donna Wallace PDD,  that the competitions were officially open and LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
 
A great weekend was had by all. There were 38 Volleyball teams (295 players) from 3 states (Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island). We had a good volunteer turn out for Saturday & Sunday with a combined total of 168 (Sat. 89, Sun. 79).
 
Sunday, the Connecticut Elks Association Officers , gave out the medals and ribbons to all the participants. Every one went home after the week end, participants and volunteers, with a great feeling and looking towards next year.