Ankeny Knights of Columbus Participate and Place at Camp Sunnyside Regatta
For the third year in a row, the Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council
5038 of the Knights of Columbus in Ankeny, Iowa participated in the annual Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside Regatta. Held on July 19, 2012, the 9th annual
event saw the Knights enter two teams with one placing second overall.
Ric Schuett and Ron Langel, both of Ankeny, were team “Knights 1”. They spun out with a broken rudder during their preliminary heat. Team “Knights 2” of John Gaspari and Sam Hanna, both of Ankeny, advanced from their
preliminary heat and placed second overall in the final heat.
Since 2004, this annual community fundraising event
challenges two person teams of paddleboat racers to compete on Lake Cheerio located at Camp Sunnyside. The regatta raises funds to provide program support and financial assistance, supporting the financial gap in providing services in creating life-changing solutions for individuals with disabilities and special needs and their families.
For more than 80 years, Easter Seals Iowa has been providing exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in Iowa’s communities. From
employment training to year round recreation opportunities at Camp Sunnyside, helping farm families continue to farm after an accident, to lending of medical equipment or autism resources, Easter Seals Iowa provides hope and creates solutions to change lives.
For more information on Easter Seals Iowa, please visit www.eastersealsia.org.