See the Grey Cup and help others see better

By Jean Yeager

A young man very happy with his new glasses

The fourth annual Grey Cup Fundraiser for the Lions Club International will be held on Sunday, November 24, at the Longhorn Steakhouse at Salida a Celaya 6. Pre-game programming begins at 5pm and kick-off is 6pm. In addition to fun and friendly rivalry there will be drawings for great prizes including restaurant meals, free services and the opportunity to win pesos in a football pool. Canadian football teams comprise both Canadians and Americans, so the game is of interest to both.

The fourth annual Grey Cup Fundraiser
To support the Lions Club International programs
Sun, Nov 24, 5pm
Kick-off, 6pm
Longhorn Steakhouse
Salida a Celaya 6
100 pesos that will go to the Children’s Eyeglass Fund

On that weekend, fans from across Canada will descend on Regina, Saskatchewan, for the 101st playing of the Grey Cup game, the equivalent of the US Super Bowl, where, because of the unpredictable weather, the game could be played in snow, rain, fog, or, with any luck, sunshine. In contrast to the NFL and AFL in the US which has four downs, the Canadian Football League gets just three downs to move the ball 10 yards. Other differences include a 10-yard longer playing field (110 yards) and an additional player on the field (12 men instead of 11).

The Hamilton Tiger Cats are favored to represent the east and the Saskatchewan Roughriders to represent the west, however the playoffs are in progress as of this writing so that could change. There is always intense rivalry between East and West, which adds to the excitement and competitiveness of the two cities being represented. Regina is reputed to have the most loyal and loud fans in the league so we can count on an exciting event with great half-time entertainment.

Everyone is welcome to join the Lions at the showing of the 101st anniversary of the Grey Cup game on the Longhorn’s big screen TVs and join in the festivities as East meets West to battle it out for the championship. A contribution of 100 pesos each will go to the Children’s Eyeglass Fund, where exact accuracy in the lenses is the most important. This means that children’s eyeglasses very often need to be ordered, in contrast to adults, who can usually be fitted with some of the 35,000 pairs of glasses in the Lions Club stock.

Eye exams and diabetes testing are offered free each Thursday morning in the Lions Club clinic at Reforma 75. In its 25 years of giving back to the San Miguel community the Lions have helped over 15,000 people, young and old, to see better and thus live a more active and productive life.

For further information call Sheryl MacDonald at 154-7747 or contact a Lions Club member.


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