The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Ireton Council #6189, is recognized at Camp Baker holiday party.
A very deserving organization was honored at the annual Camp Baker holiday party Monday, December 12, 2005.
The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Ireton Council #6189 recently built on their long standing relationship with the Greater Richmond ARC through significant contributions to Camp Baker in 2005. The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Ireton Council #6189's total contributions to Camp Baker totaled $10,150 for the year. Grand Knight Gene Zimmerman says the Knights raised most of the funds through Bingo games, organized by club member Bobby Brodzinski. Mr. Zimmerman presented the $10,500 check to Marshall Butler, president of the Greater Richmond ARC. In return, Mr. Butler presented a plaque to Mr. Zimmerman in recognition of the work that the Knights of Columbus have done in support of people with disabilities.
"We really depend on Knights of Columbus and other organizations; they truly are long-time supporters," said Demis Stewart, executive vice president of programs & services for the Greater Richmond ARC. "We extended summer camp an extra week this year because of the volume of applicants. We wouldn't have had the resources to serve these additional families without their help."
In 2005, Camp Baker served over 350 campers in the summer camp season and awarded scholarships to over 60 campers.