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posted: 1/22/2013 3:46 PM

Lions' bags contest raises $610 for autism home

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  • Barb Swanson, center, accepts the donation for Pioneer Center's Sage Home for Autism from Cary Lions and Bags Tournament co-chairs Sue Schoepke and Don McCowan.

      Barb Swanson, center, accepts the donation for Pioneer Center's Sage Home for Autism from Cary Lions and Bags Tournament co-chairs Sue Schoepke and Don McCowan.
    Courtesy of Cary Lions

 

Submitted by Cary Lions Club

Cary Lions Club sponsored their annual "Bags Tournament @ Coleman's" in Cary to support the Sage Home for Autism located in Cary.

This year's profits of $610 were again donated to Sage House, a 24-hour therapeutic group home for children ages 6-22 who are diagnosed with severe autism.

Sage House embraces an eclectic range of therapies and instruction on an individual basis. As every person is unique, they build on each client's strengths and focus on goals for that individual. They use real-learning experiences to teach self-help skills, communication skills and choice making with a high value on providing clients with opportunities for social integration and recreation that are typical for individuals their age.

Barb Swanson is the Community Outreach and Special Events coordinator with Pioneer Center of which Sage Home is one of their services. She attended a recent Cary Lions meeting to receive the financial donation and share moving stories of how donations from community organizations, especially in this economy, provide services through Sage Home for Autism.

For information on Cary Lions activities, visit www.CaryLions.org.

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