Support needed for Special Olympics

There are plenty of athletes around the state who excel in a variety of sports, but nowhere in the state can athletes be found who perform with the guts, intensity and determination that special Olympians display. The Ohio Special Olympics are slated for June 26 – 28 in Columbus and James “Spudd” Sasak, Freemason, of Grand River, is promoting the event by bicycling around the perimeter of the state.

The “Masonry in Motion” bike ride kicked off June 1 on the steps of the Cuyohoga County Courthouse, in Cleveland, and will end at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, on June 26.

Sasak arrived at the courthouse in Batavia at noon Thursday, June 11. He was met by several Freemasons from around Clermont County. The Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio are sponsors of the Special Olympics and Sasak, a member of the Lakeshore Lodge 307, is bicycling the perimeter of the state, visiting county seats to promote the Special Olympics.