by Cynthia Young PER
East District Website chair


On Sunday, March 7th the CT Elks gathered at the Apple Valley Bowling Alley for a fundraiser, but there were some other exciting events that were taking place at that very same time.  Sharon Rozum, Sr. Director of Partnerships from Special Olympics was in attendance to present State President Jim Sabio the Unified Sports Holiday Season plaque in recognition of the Elks sponsorship and 20 years of partnership with Special Olympics of CT.  The CT Elks have raised and donated over $400,000 and volunteered countless hours throughout this valued partnership with SOCT.   It is a labor of love for our Elk members and many look forward to participating and helping in the annual Special Olympics Soccer Shoot and Volleyball events each year. Interested in helping out?  You and your lodge can join us as a volunteer and/or contribute to State Major Projects financially to continue this important mission!

From L-R  Sharon Rozum; Mike Bonini, 2019-2020 CT State President; Jim Sabio, 2020-2021 CT State President; and Beau Doherty of the Special Olympics.    

  From L-R    Michael Johnson, VP Northwest; Mike Stewart, VP East; Jim Sabio, CT State President; Kathleen Ackerman, VP Central

2020-2021 CT State President Jim Sabio