Knights Serve Special Olympic Unified Soccer

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Aug 10, 2022 7:59 AM

The first week of August, 24 teams from throughout the world gathered in Detroit to compete in the Special Olympics Unified Cup Soccer Tournament.  On Friday, August 5th, temperatures climbed into the 90s and thunderstorms fortunately passed us by as the teams battled it out on the pitch.

It was even hotter on the sideline as 17 volunteers from 6 councils in the Michigan jurisdiction gathered around 2 large grills to prepare and serve over 750 meals to the teams and coaches.  The team prepared bagged meals that included a choice of chicken sandwiches, hamburgers and veggie burgers. The volunteers worked efficiently to serve all of the meals in only a couple of hours.   Everyone was satisfied at the end of the event knowing that we had done our best to serve the Special Olympics community.

Brian Zahn - District Deputy#114

Michigan Knights of Columbus