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See the Grey Cup and Help Others See Better

By Carol Walk

Your contribution of 100 pesos each will go to the Children's Eyeglass fund

The fifth annual Grey Cup Fundraiser for Lions Club International will be held at the Longhorn Steakhouse with pre-game programming beginning at 4pm and kick-off at 5pm. In addition to fun and friendly rivalry, there will be drawings for door prizes and a silent auction of restaurant meals. There will also be an opportunity to win pesos in a football pool.

The fifth annual Grey Cup Fundraiser
To support Lions Club International programs
Sun, Nov 30, 4pm
Kick-off is at 5pm
At the Longhorn Steakhouse
Salida a Celaya 6
Tickets are 100 pesos and go to the Children’s Eyeglass Fund
Includes one free margarita, wine, or beer

Canadian football teams are comprised of both Canadians and Americans, so the game is of interest to both. On this special weekend, fans from across Canada will descend on Vancouver, B.C. for the 102nd playing of the Grey Cup game, the equivalent of the US Super Bowl. 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). There is always intense rivalry between East and West, which adds to the excitement and competitiveness of the two cities represented.

Everyone is welcome to join the Lions at the showing of the 102nd 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. Your contribution of 100 pesos per person will go to the Children’s Eyeglass Fund. For children, exact accuracy in the lenses is most important. This means that children’s eyeglasses very often need to be ordered, whereas adults can usually be fitted with one of the 37,000 pairs of used glasses in the Lions Club stock.

Eye exams and diabetes testing are offered for a suggested donation of 30 pesos each Thursday morning at the Lions Club clinic at Reforma 75C, Fracc. Ignacio Ramirez. The offices are on the second floor of the Patronato Pro Ninos Building. Used glasses are gratefully accepted. In its 27 years of giving back to the San Miguel community, the Lions have helped over 18,600 people, young and old, to see better and thus live a more active and productive life. For more information, call Kip Palmer at 152 3420 or Carol Walk at 185 8279.


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