‘Pitches, Pints & Polio’ to raise money to eradicate polio worldwide

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Local Rotary Clubs participate in softball tournament to support eradication effort

—On Sunday, April 22, eight local Rotary Clubs will compete in a softball tournament to raise money for the global eradication of Polio. “Pitches, Pints & Polio” is a family event to be held at the Pismo Beach Sports Complex and the public is invited to come from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be concessions including pizza, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, and beer and wine for the adults.

The teams include players from the following Rotary Clubs:

Supporting these clubs with volunteers and donations are:

“Rotary International made a commitment in 1985 to support the worldwide effort to eradicate polio. Joining with the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio,” said Melinda Thomas, Assistant Governor Rotary District 5240. “We are part of an organization made up of more than 1.2 million people who, together, can make a huge difference in the world.”

Rotary is an international group of 1.2 million people with 35,000 clubs. Founded in 1905, Rotary’s mission is to encourage people to better the world, one project at a time, focusing on solving real problems around the globe, such as literacy, disease and conflict.

For more information on Rotary, visit Rotary International website at www.rotary.org.

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