Football & Lions Clubs International for Diabetes

Lions clubs all over the world do great things in their communities from vision screening and providing eye glasses to fun events, community service and disaster relief.
Lions District 4-C1 is no different; the Lions Camp McCumber Diabetic Camp for kids is a project that helps young kids manage their diabetes on their own & the Lions All-Star Football Game is a fundraiser that raises money for the camp. Here is a small insight to what Lions Clubs all over the nation do in their local communities.

In 1988 the Lions in Northern California started a youth diabetic camp at Lake McCumber in Northern California. This diabetic camp provides diabetic knowledge, nutrition facts and personal confidence to the youth and their families so they can manage and control their diabetes. This camp is just another example of Lions International meeting the needs of their community. This camp is a district project in Lions MD 4-C1 and every club has contributed money, service, man hours, food, cabins, and camper sponsorship for the last 24 years, which in return has helped thousands of kids manage their diabetes effectively.

One of the major contributors to Lions Diabetic Camp is the Lions All-Star Football Game in Northern California, which highlights the Northstates top high school football players in one of the biggest games of the year – the North vs South. This game has been the stage for NFL players like Rickey Ray, Aaron Rodgers, Jason Sehorn Ryan O’Callaghan, Jordan Rodgers, Brett Ratliff & more. Northern California is home to one of the top football programs in the state of California – Enterprise High School. This is why the Lions All-Star Football game has been so successful producing top football talent, while supporting kids living with the stigma of diabetes. For the last handful of years this All-Star football game has contributed approximately $10,000 each year to the Lions Diabetic Camp at Lake McCumber. In District 4-C1, this diabetic camp among a few other district functions that is truly close to their heart.

These two things are just a few reasons why I am proud to be a Lion. To be able to change a young life and provide opportunities is a valuable asset to society. This is what we do as members of the Lions clubs, we meet the needs of our communities.