The Fraternal Order of Eagles #3220 presented a check for $250 to the Fort Stockton Special Olympics. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is a service organization and longtime supporters of the Special Olympics.
Alfonso “Bear” Hernandez, head of the local Special Olympics delegation, stated that these funds will be utilized toward meal expenses when the team travels to Bronte, Texas, to participate in the Special Olympics Area 14 Basketball Tournament February 25. Two local teams will compete with teams from San Angelo and Abilene for the area's top dog status.
Coach Chel Duarte stated that last year, both teams placed second and have been working hard to win top honors this time. The winning trophy/medals will be displayed at the Eagles local Aerie #3220 located at 1401 W. Dickinson Blvd.