February 5, 2001
In support of the Lions Club International Mission, we serve with our resources and volunteer efforts to conserve sight, provide assistance for deserving youth, develop youth leaders and foster international understanding and friendship.
The Montgomery Lions Club stands firmly committed to serving the vision care needs and youth of Montgomery, Alabama and beyond.
As the largest Lions Club in the United States, and the second largest in the world, the Montgomery Lions Club has served the community since 1922. Each Lion serves as a volunteer, donating his or her time and talent to continue the solid reputation for community service and traditional family values through the outreach of saving sight and serving youth. Our Club's commitment to the deserving children of Montgomery mirrors generations of caring Lions and is woven into the fabric of each relationship and written into its plans for tomorrow.
Proud of Our Past...We serve the community by providing 13,000 Montgomery County school children free eye screenings annually. Children requiring additional treatment are provided with examinations by physicians, medicine, glasses and surgery as needed. We conduct summer camps for deserving boys and girls, and create a better understanding among people throughout the world, with the Montgomery Lions International Youth Camp. The Lions further share our vision of hope by providing sight saving procedures at no cost to needy patients referred by the Club to the Montgomery Lions Eye Surgical Center on the campus of Baptist Hospital.
To accomplish the Club's charity outreach, the Blue-Gray All Star Football Classic is owned, sponsored and presented by the Montgomery Lions Club through its Blue-Gray Association. The net proceeds of the game have produced over $4 million for sight conservation projects and various youth programs. Additionally, the Christmas Day game is seen by 18 million viewers nationwide on ABC television and produces an annual $1.5 million in economic benefit for Montgomery businesses.
... Part of TomorrowGuided by the vision and leadership of Lions who have come before us and by those will take us into the next millennium and beyond, the Montgomery Lions Club will continue to bring light where was darkness through sight conservation and youth programs.
Long after members of today are gone, we shall enjoy a timeless existence through the children we have touched with hope. Having illuminated some great dream in them, one may become a doctor, a homemaker, a minister, an artist, or even an astronaut.