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Widow of Former District Deputy Richard Allen presents donation to Special Olympics

Former District Deputy Richard Allen of District 59 passed away this past fraternal year. During the past eight years as a District Deputy and during his two year term as Grand Knight of Council 13153, Brother Rick always helped at all Special Olympics events. He was always there supporting fund drives and asking Brother Knights to provide support.

SK Rick Allen was a member and PGK of Council 13153. After Rick passed away in January, his wife Julia Allen wanted to honor him by asking for donations for Special Olympics. During a period after the funeral, Julia received $2500.00 in checks and forwarded these checks to Special Olympics Chairman Robert S. Urrutia. Julia had asked that the donation be given to Indian River Special Olympics in Vero Beach, FL.

Subsequently, the State Knights of Columbus sent a check back in the amount of $2500.00 made out to Indian River County Special Olympics so that Julia would be able to present this check to them. Accordingly, on May 9, 2012, at Council 13153, his widow Julia Allen presented the check of $2500.00 to Director Jim Wood of Indian River County Special Olympics in memory of SK Rick Allen. Present with Julia were Council 13153 Grand Knight Tom Burger and District Deputy #59 E. Keith Jones.

Article submitted by:
E. Keith Jones
District Deputy 59