Over 270 community members filled the Perrysburg Graystone Banquet Hall on Saturday, November 8, 2014 to support Wood County Special Olympics at the 17th Annual Prime Rib and Crab Fest.
“This is a fun event, supporting a great program; I always make it a priority to be here,” said State Representative Tim Brown, who has attended the event every year since it began 17 years ago. Attendees included local community members, Special Olympic athletes and their families and Wood Lane Board members and staff.
Wood County Special Olympics Coordinator, Mary Sehmann thanked the community for their continued support for Special Olympics. “Because of your support, we are able to offer this amazing program,” said Sehmann. The program currently provides over 450 youth and adults the opportunity to participate in year-round sports training and competition. The Wood County program is operated through Wood Lane (Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities.)
In addition to the all you can eat prime rib and crab dinner, entertainment was provided in-kind by local musician and songwriter Tim Concannon. Other highlights of the night included a silent auction and live auction, with several of the live auction items made by the athletes. The event was a tremendous success, with over $16,500 raised to support Wood County Special Olympics.
Company Gold Sponsors for the event included:
Allied Paving Co. Inc.
Bowling Green Eagles #2180
Duket Architects Planners
First Federal Bank of Midwest
Knight of Columbus, St John xxii Council # 14502
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus, Holy Trinity Council #6373
Making Grade, LLC
McHugh Investment Group
Payroll Physicians, LLC
Pemberville Sons of the American Legion Post 183