Knights of Columbus - Garner, NC holds several events throughout the year in order to provide support to many worthy programs. This years event will provide support to LAMB (Least amoung my brethern) and SONC (Special Olympics of North Carolina). All proceeds will be donated to these most worthy causes.
LAMB, which stands for "Least Among My Brethren," is a foundation that raises funds to assist people with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina. The LAMB program was formally established as a public, nonprofit, fully tax-deductible 501(c)3 charity in 1999, named the LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc. The sole purpose of the foundation is to raise funds and distribute them to accredited organizations and institutions throughout the state that assist people with intellectual disabilities.
SONC: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 19 different sports.
Athletes in North Carolina are never charged a fee of any kind to participate in Special Olympics. Generous support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and civic groups helps fund the training facilities, uniforms, awards, equipment, transportation, and coaches’ education that are important to every athlete’s experiences.
Knights of Columbus Events/Knights in Action
Special Olympics of NC
Knights of Columbus 3rd of July Celebration:
We gather yearly at Lake Benson Park in Garner, NC for the community 3rd of Jully Celebration. We provide BBQ and award winning roasted corn on the cob, along with beverages. This is always a fun event where we are able to work with the many local community leaders in raising funds through the sale of BBQ and corn. The funds are re-distributed back into our communities various charitable programs.
Fr. David's Pizza Fundraiser
Another of our councils 1st annual fundraiser in which our Pastor, Fr. David Chiantella provided his now famous pizza recipe straight from Italy. This event brought together many brother knights and their families, along with local residents w/in the community to raise funds for our various supported programs.