CORNWALL, Ontario – Members of the Cornwall Kinsmen and CPS met with representatives of Special Olympics Ontario on Friday, May 31 to donate proceeds from this year’s CPS Open House BBQ.
“The Kinsmen donation and of course our longstanding relationship with law enforcement is exceptional,” said Sheryl Huestis, Special Olympics Ontario representative. “We are delighted to be here in Cornwall. It’s very timely we are here as we are looking to grow programs in the area…we look forward to that.”
Cornwall Kin raised $267.25 for the organization.
“We have helped out with the Open House the last couple of years. We run the BBQ…we have decided to donate to the police’s favourite charity (selection for this event) Special Olympics,” said Cornwall Kin Claude Legault.
“Usually (we select) a police related charity…this year, it’s the Special Olympics,” said Sgt. Robin McIntosh. “It makes sense to partner with the service clubs and different organizations within the community…it makes it easier to operate in the community; the police can’t do it on their own.”
Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Ontario and how to get involved.