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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Slippery Rock University recently hosted the VIP Sports Camp, which is sponsored by district Lions Clubs and provides a great experience for children with visual impairment.

I commend the camp director, Wendy Fagan, for her hard work in setting up the camp and involving student volunteers from the Slippery Rock University Campus Lions Club as well as the local Slippery Rock club. I also thank the Lions Clubs of District 14-N for their continued support of the camp.

I have been a Lion for more than 35 years and have never been as proud as I was seeing these young people compete and engage in activities. Without this camp, that would be impossible. The student volunteers' enthusiasm and dedication to the campers was amazing.

VIP is held every June for five days and involves campers in activities from early morning until late at night. It's one of the region's most valuable assets. I fervently hope we can continue to serve these young people for many years.

Anyone interested in supporting the VIP Sports Camp should contact his local Lions Club and donate through it. It will make your heart feel good and keep this camp a reality for young people with impaired vision.

Tom Toland

North Apollo

The writer is the governor for District 14-N of Lions Club.

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