Hudson Valley Knights of Columbus 

                              Service through Unity

Global Wheelchair Mission

Dear Friends,


Thank you so much for all that you did to make our Fourth Annual Adult Backyard Olympics such a great success!  Over 250 people joined us for a day full of fun, food and friendly competition on June 15, 2019.

Due to your generosity over the last four years, we have purchased 164 wheelchairs through the Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Initiative. These wheelchairs were distributed locally to individuals, churches and schools.  We were especially excited to contribute 60 of the wheelchairs to the Hudson Valley Honor Flight to assist our Veterans who are given the opportunity to spend a very special day in Washington DC visiting their respective war memorials.  This year, we also made donations to the DC 10-13 Foundation (an organization that helps those in law enforcement during times of hardship and illness) and the 105th Airlift Wing Alumni Association (an organization that assists both active duty members and veterans).

Our Fifth Annual Adult Backyard Olympics is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020. This is the ultimate fundraiser of the year!!!! We will be, once again, raising money for the Global Wheelchair Mission, Dutchess County 10-13 Foundation, and the Hudson Valley Honor Flight.  We have also added the East Fishkill Fire District.  Hopewell Hose, Stormville, Hillside Lake and Wiccopee Fire Companies are ALL volunteer departments that are dedicated to serving our community on a daily basis.

We would like to ask for your support.  We have enclosed a brochure with sponsorship information.  We certainly would appreciate anything that you can do, and are very grateful for your assistance.  Why not put together a team and join us for a great day of fun?  We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you once again for your generosity.  We look forward to seeing you on June 20, 2020 for the Fifth Annual Adult Backyard Olympics. This is the perfect way to have a good time, tons of fun, and lots of laughs - all while raising money for great causes! 



Peter J. Cassidy, Chairman