We've committed to provide up to $65,000 to make sure the Maine Delegation has everything needed to compete in this once-in-a-lifetime experience - competing in National Summer Games in Orlando in June 2022.
Special Olympics Maine
Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
It is all about teamwork. The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation has made a commitment to Special Olympics Maine to provide up to $65,000 in direct and/or matching funds to make sure the Maine Delegation has everything needed to make the trip and compete in this once in a lifetime experience.
The Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Association – Low XII Riders Chapter, Waterville Masonic Lodge #33, Belfast Masonic Lodge #24 and Howard Masonic Lodge #69 have already agreed to use money they have and/or will raise locally to apply for matching funds from
the Foundation under the MAC – Masons Assisting Communities initiative.
Under the Foundation’s Matching Grants program, each Lodge can apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds to assist a local nonprofit or community organization. There are 177 Masonic Lodges in Maine, if you wish to support our efforts to get these athletes down to Orlando in June 2022, we encourage you to contact your local Masonic Lodge [find a Lodge near you] and work together to turn $1 into $3 or $1,500 into $4,500!