Cranberry Township Lions club together for blind people

October 3, 2013 by  

Families in Cranberry Township will soon have the chance to go mini-golfing to help others.

The Cranberry Township Lions Club is set to hold its fifth annual mini-golf outing to raise money for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Last year’s mini-golf event brought in more than $3,300. Over the course of 16 years, the Lions Club has donated more than $22,750 to the Leader Dogs for the Blind Program.

Leader Dogs for the Blind trains assistance animals that help blind people navigate through life. It costs more than $40,000 to train a single dog, however, so proceeds from the golf outing will help defray the cost. The Lions Club could consider using printing services to promote the event and to raise awareness about the charity.

The Cranberry Lions Club has been in existence for 32 years and is a branch of one of the largest service organizations in the world. Along with supporting the Leader Dogs program, the club also collects gently used eyeglasses to distribute visually-impaired people, accepting glasses for both adults and children.

On October 12, the golf outing will be held at Fun Fore All family entertainment center, on Route 19. The event will start at 1:00 pm and go until 4:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch, a game of mini-golf and prizes. Children under the age of 12 will be given a goodie bag, plus a $5 card to use in the center’s game room.