The Oceanside Sea Lions in California took part in a Senior Expo and provided free eye screenings to all participants. Lions also collected donations for White Cane Days. Lions from southwest Minnesota were among a contingent of individuals who visited a policy adviser to Governor Mark Dayton to support an oral health project to educate the public about the need for dental care for low-income children and teens. The initiative begun by Dr. Amos Deinard, a pediatrician, recognizes the need for fluoride treatment, and Lions are helping publicize the need for early intervention to stop pediatric tooth decay. Players leap into action during a close game of the 17th annual Tip Off tournament sponsored by the Town of Hamburg Lions Club in New York. The boys’ varsity and junior varsity basketball tournament is a four-day event where athletes from four different schools in western New York compete in 8 games as part of the club’s youth outreach program. Lions raised $10,000 from ticket and concession sales, tournament program advertising and a raffle. “All the money we raise is returned to the community as scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will move on to college,” says Lion James Baker, who’s chaired the tournament for all 17 years. The Amherst Lions Club in New York gave five graduating high school students $500 scholarships.
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