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Robotics team receives donation from Del Sol Lions

Del Sol Lions President David Cain, Code Cruncher Team Members Brady Nicol, Garrek Chau, Tyler Costello, and Annie Hargis and Del Sol Lions Vice President, Kristin Salgado.
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Del Sol Lions President David Cain, Code Cruncher Team Members Brady Nicol, Garrek Chau, Tyler Costello, and Annie Hargis and Del Sol Lions Vice President, Kristin Salgado. Courtesy photo

In less than 12 hours the Del Sol Lions allocated $300 to a local student robotics team and received $1,000 from the County Employees Charitable Organization (CECO) for the St. James and St. Leo Dental Program in Solana Beach.

“This was a great day for the Del Sol Lions. Two of our favorite activities happened on the same day — giving back to the community and fundraising for local community projects,” said Del Sol Lions President David Cain. “We are proud to support the academic achievements of our students and the well-being of residents. These two grants demonstrate our priorities and celebrate the great things happening in north county coastal.

Del Sol Lion Joe Kellejian, CECO Co-Treasurer Beverly Randolph and Del Sol Lions First Vice President Mark Olson
Del Sol Lion Joe Kellejian, CECO Co-Treasurer Beverly Randolph and Del Sol Lions First Vice President Mark Olson

The Del Sol Lions donated $300 to The Code Crunchers, a Solana Beach-based robotics team, to help cover travel expenses to the World Championships in St. Louis, MO. The 5-member team, aged 9-14, is one of 108 teams selected from 29,000 entrants from 80+ countries competing to find a better, more efficient way to manage trash. If you want to learn more about their project, Trash Trek, or are interested in donating to help the team cover travel expenses, please visit their website at www.codecrunchers.org.

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The $1,000 grant received from CECO will help the Del Sol Lions fund a flooring project in the waiting room and lab at the St. James and St. Leo Dental clinic in Solana Beach. The dental clinic serves 85 patients per week every Saturday morning and Wednesday night. Certified and insured dentists donate their time and expertise to serve uninsured patients for basic dental care.

The Del Sol Lions are a community-based organization serving those in need and youth in the north county coastal area. Since 2010, the club has raised more than $60,000 for 125 service programs. The Del Sol Lions meet the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. For more information, please visit www.DelSolLions.org.


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