Lions help visually impaired youth attend summer camp

Huston Nagy and his mom, Becky, (right) accept a camp scholarship from Westshore Lions Club members Linda and Kevin Barrett. Photo by David Sacco

Thanks to a collaborative effort by the Westshore Lions Club, the Cleveland Host Lions Club and the Cleveland Scrappers beep baseball team, 11-year-old Huston Nagy of North Olmsted will be able to go to summer camp at Highbrook Lodge in Chardon.

Highbrook Lodge is no ordinary camp as Huston is visually impaired. The camp is operated by the Cleveland Sight Center. Totally blind since birth, Huston excels at numerous activities including music and various sport and athletic pursuits as a member of the Westlake Youth Challenge program. Huston's mother, Rebecca Nagy, is a volunteer for Youth Challenge and when the cost to attend Highbrook Lodge proved to be prohibitive for the family, Rebecca contacted the Westshore Lions.

Assisting those who are blind and visually impaired is one of primary service objects of the Lions which is the world's largest service organization. The exercise and social activities provided by such programs as Youth Challenge, Highbrook Lodge and the Cleveland Scrappers are very important to assisting those who are sight challenged to gain self-confidence and independence so they may lead full and productive lives.

The Cleveland Scrappers are Ohio's only adaptive baseball team for those who are blind and visually impaired.

Kevin Barrett and David Sacco

Westshore Lions Club

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 9:18 AM, 06.20.2017