By Rachel McIntee

On April 13, 2019, the Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council 14132 hosted their 12th annual golf tournament at The Legends at Orange Lake Resort. The organization spent countless hours preparing for the tournament and their hard work has not gone unnoticed. They raised $13,000 from this year’s tournament to donate to local charities.

The Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council 14132 are a brotherhood of Catholic gentlemen whose mission is to serve Church, pastor, and the local community. Their precepts are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Gary Smith said, “The motto we live by is “In service to one for service to all.”

Living through their motto, over the past 12 years, they have raised over $80,000 to support local non-profits. The Celebration Foundation’s Thriving In Place program was one of the recipients of a donation from the monies raised by the council. Additional organizations include but are not limited to: Help Now, Meals on Wheels, Bishop Grady Villas, Special Olympics, and St. Vincent De Paul.

When asked why Thriving In Place was chosen as one of their charities, Gary Smith said, “It is vital to enable maturing, aging seniors to stay in their homes.” Gary touches on the heart and purpose of our Thriving In Place program. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council 14132 for your support this year and in years past.

Thriving In Place is a community-based membership program under the umbrella of the Celebration Foundation. Our members are Celebration residents who are at least 55 years of age, or a person with a disability of any age, who want to stay in their own homes and lead a healthy, safe, independent and productive life. For questions regarding Thriving In Place, please call Rachel McIntee at 407-572-9850, e-mail Thriving@celebrationfoundation.org, or visit the office at 690 Celebration Avenue.