The Democrat notes that the Lion’s Toy Box is connected to Toys for Tots.
When Tippin was performing recently at the Choctaw Casino, he learned about Michael Ellis, of Durant, who has for years worked with community efforts, including the Lions.
Ellis also spent time on the television show “Big Brother,” the newspaper reported.
Tippin was so impressed that he made a bike to give to Ellis, to give to the Lions.
That kind of generosity left a good taste several times over.
And by the way. Ellis says he’ll be looking for more celebrities willing to help charities in the area.
Read more by going to the Durant Daily Democrat site at http://tinyurl.com/d464a9h
‘Bowl for Kids Sake’
In Shawnee, Big Brothers Big Sisters also had a recent event to help the community’s future citizens. The “Bowl for Kids Sake” at FireLake Bowling Center brought in $52,000 for the organization, the Shawnee News-Star reported.
That’s nearly double the goal of $30,000 and a big boost for the program. And how about this? There weren’t enough lanes or bowling shoes available for all those teams that wanted to participate!
Alfonso Nieves, area director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, told the newspaper that the efforts of those who took part, as well as the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, made it an extremely successful event.
Nieves said professional bowlers were auctioned off to be on teams and sponsor teams involved local civic clubs, realtors, bankers, emergency services and other groups, which brought in $20,000.
To read more on this, go to the Shawnee News-Star story at http://tinyurl.com/dy8nsz4.
Like in Durant, here’s another effort that just leaves a good taste.
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