Sertoma Centre’s Special Olympics Team Has a Christmas Wish!

Take this opportunity to help people with disabilities and make a difference this holiday season.

ALSIP-(ENEWSPF)- Sertoma Centre, Inc. Members of Sertoma Centre’s Special Olympics team participated in the 2011 State Bowling Tournament in early December. More than 290 athletes from around the state qualified to compete in the state championship held at Landmark Lanes in Peoria.  Following the event, athletes who competed in the bowling tournament ramp events from Sertoma Centre asked for help in fulfilling their Christmas Wish. 

Sertoma doesn’t have ramps for the athletes to use and the bowling facilities do not provide them. Fortunately, another agency, SouthStar Services has been kind enough to let Sertoma Centre athletes use their ramps at the sectionals and state bowling competitions. However, the athletes would really like to have their own equipment to allow them to continue to participate fully in the bowling competitions rather than relying on another agency.

The cost to purchase two bowling ramps for the athletes would be $150 each.  The new ramps could also be used by Sertoma’s Bridge program consumers when they go on bowling outings, according to Emily Chisek, Sertoma’s Recreational Service Coordinator.

If you, your business or family would like to make this Christmas wish come true, please send your donation to the Advancement Department, Sertoma Centre, Inc. 4343 West 123rd Street, Alsip, IL 60803 and mark the donation for bowling ramps. If you have questions please contact the Amy Chmura, Sertoma’s Director of Advancement and Communications, at 708-730-6206 or [email protected].  Making this donation is a great way to help people with disabilities achieve personal success and make a difference this holiday season.