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Escondido Elks Lodge sponsors veterans to a Padre game



Ellen Berman, her staff, volunteers and veterans from the VA as well as several of the Elk members.

Ellen Berman, her staff, volunteers and veterans from the VA as well as several of the Elk members.

Using the ENF Beacon Grant, Es­condido Elks Lodge sponsored 26 veterans, two staff members and two volunteers from the VA Hospital to a day at the Padre game on Wednesday June 29.

Ten members of the Escondido Lodge participated in the afternoon event and it was an afternoon of sun and fun. Ellen Berman who works in Physical Medicine and Rehab Service as a Recreation Therapist said the VA staff and veterans had a great time and several veterans came to the Elk mem­bers, shook their hands and thanked them for providing this and heard in turn from the Elks how thankful they were for the veterans and their service.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foun­dation, the charitable arm of the Be­nevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Through its Community Investments Program, the Elks National Founda­tion awards grants to local Elks Lodges to help the Elks strengthen their com­munities. This year, the Elks National Foundation will award $6.5 million in grants to benefit Elks communities.

To get involved with this or other Elks Lodge projects, email Project Manager Steven Wagstaff at perrsteve1687@gmail.com. For more information about how the Elks National Founda­tion invests in local communities, visit the Elks National Foundation website at www.elks.org/enf/community.

The Escondido Elks Lodge is locat­ed at 2430 South Escondido.


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