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Knights Donate $600 to Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa

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Knights of Columbus Council 10567 is proud to announce that we have been approved by the Alabama State Council to receive $600 to be donated to Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa (TROT).

TROT provides Therapeutic Riding for individuals with physical or cognitive challenges. TROT offers a one of a kind opportunity for developmentally challenged individuals to experience the joy of horseback riding, competition and companionship.  It also provides therapeutic activities that teach these individuals how to compensate for any challenges they have and overcome these challenges.

Council 10567 applied to the State Council for the proceeds as part of money raised by all councils in the state during the annual Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

District Deputy Larry Cannon said, “Our council asked for $600.00 for Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa from the 20% that the State Council keeps from our Tootsie Roll drive. TROT asked for the money to buy 12 new protective riding helmets. This organization serves disabled children and veterans through the vehicle of therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted therapy. They serve approximately 50 individuals each week. During the State District Deputy Meeting at the Knights of Columbus State meeting on April 28th in Montgomery, the $600 was approved and will be given to TROT. This is why our TOOTSIE ROLL drive is so important. The money goes to organizations that does so much for those who have special needs and intellectual disabilities.

For more information on TROT, go to trotusa.org.