Lions club donation helps send kids to camp

Published on Monday, 9 July 2018 19:21


SOUTHINGTON – The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs has received a $1500 donation from the Southington Lions Club to support YMCA Camp Sloper scholarships.

These scholarships will provide children without the financial means to pay for camp the opportunity to attend Camp Sloper.

“We are honored to be among the organizations supported by the Southington Lions Club,” said Justin Hubeny, Camp Sloper Outdoor Center Director, Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. “Their gifts over the years have made it possible to send many kids to camp. They have also given them additional opportunities for fun, exercise and competition through their donation of the basketball courts.”

Hubeny said that the Y believes that every child should be able to have a summertime camp experience.

“Generous donations like these help make that dream a reality,” he said. “Thanks to the generosity of the Southington Lions Club, many kids will be getting the chance to attend camp for the first time.”

This isn’t the first time the Southington Lions Club has supported YMCA Camp Sloper. The Southington Lions Club has helped ensure that “every kid has access to camp and has a great summer” through many years of donations to support the Camp. In 2008, they donated the basketball courts which Hubeny says are now a “vital part of the experience” at YMCA Camp Sloper.

“We have been supporting YMCA Camp Sloper for many years,” the Lions Club wrote in a letter to the Y along with the donation. “We love watching it grow and seeing the impact our support has on local kids.”

According to, The Southington Lions Club is a non-profit group that does whatever is needed to help the local community.

They organize fundraisers, volunteer and donate their time and resources to help the citizens of Southington.

They are a branch of the Lions Club International, which is the largest service club organization in the world.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or .

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Monday, 9 July 2018 19:21. Updated: Monday, 9 July 2018 19:23.